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Guildhall Art Gallery

Opening times
Mon to Sun 10am to 5pm (Last admission 4:45pm)

Guildhall Yard, EC2V 5AE

Guildhall Art Gallery is located in the heart of the City of London and is home to the City of London Corporation's art collection.

Established in the late 19th century as a collection of art treasures worthy of the capital city, Guildhall Art Gallery soon lived up to this ambition, with exhibitions that featured world famous masterpieces and works by some great artists. The wide-ranging collection of 4,500 works, including over 1,300 oil paintings, dates from 1670 to the present day. Particularly strong in Victorian material, with a number of choice Pre-Raphaelite items, the collection also houses important ceremonial and topographical paintings.

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Admission free

Admission to Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre is free, but we recommend that you book a general admission ticket to visit any of the two (or both). Save time on arrival by booking in advance or just walk-in on the day.

Please note that, on Friday 19 July from 11am to 2:30pm, London’s Roman Amphitheatre will be closed to the public for a school reception. The remainder of the Gallery will open as normal. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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You can explore Guildhall Art Gallery by joining one of our free guided tours or by using Smartify.

Free guided tours

Free introductory tours, conducted by Guildhall Art Gallery’s team of City Guides, are available every day, from Tuesday to Sunday, at 12:15pm and 1:15pm and last 30-45 minutes. No booking is required. These tours are for individual visits (not for groups).

If you wish to book a private group tour of Guildhall Art Gallery, please get in touch with the Gallery team, specifying your preferred date/time and party size.


Smartify allows you to discover the stories contained within our paintings on your personal device. Download it prior to your visit to get the most out of your experience. Available for iOS and Android. You can also visit the Guildhall Art Gallery profile online to get a taste of its collections.


We welcome feedback as part of our commitment to offering the best visitor experience. If you enjoyed your visit to Guildhall Art Gallery, please leave a review on Tripadvisor or Google. For any additional comments please contact the Gallery team.


Lockers are provided during opening hours for a refundable £1 deposit (maximum dimensions: 32 x 53 x 42cm). The cloakroom is unattended other than during special events, but is freely available for visitors to store personal items. The City of London Corporation takes no responsibility for any items left.


We aim to make access to the paintings enjoyable and welcoming to the widest possible public. The floor plans of the Gallery and Amphitheatre and other information on how we welcome visitors with access needs can be downloaded below.

Guildhall Art Gallery Floor Plan PDF (790KB)

Date submitted: 26/03/21

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Date submitted: 4/10/21

Visit England quality assured visitor attraction

Guildhall Art Gallery and London’s Roman Amphitheatre is a VisitEngland quality assured visitor attraction. Visit England - red rose logo

Refreshments are not available from the Gallery, but there are many cafes and restaurants nearby. Visit the Eat & Drink section of our website for inspiration.

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