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Guildhall Art Gallery

Guildhall Yard, London EC2P 2EJ, England (City of London)
020 7332 3700
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Ranked #34 of 453 shopping in London
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The Corporation of the City of London had a beautiful - if relatively small - art collection. Small in terms of the number of paintings on display, but some paintings are huge or by well known names or of great historical significance. Also historically important are the remains of a small part of Roman London's amphitheatre on display in situ... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Just before the 4pm closing on a Sunday afternoon, we arrived at the Guildhall Art Gallery to see the ruins of a Roman amphitheater. Staff kindly directed us to the elevator downstairs noting that we only had about 15 minutes before closing. Once downstairs, we quickly found the ruins we had come to see. Indeed, there was little to see... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

An unplanned visit proved most worthwhile: the building itself is attractive both inside and out, as one would expect; the paintings (largely Victorian upstairs, I believe - more modern ones elsewhere) are varied and interesting; there was an absorbing Tower Bridge exhibition - mainly paintings but also old papers (plans/tickets); and one can of course pop into the basement to... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Hidden away in the Guildhall Yard in an unprepossessing modern building. Inside is delightfully quiet (apart from occasional group visits) and there is a fantastic collection of painting, London paintings and of course the Roman Amphitheater. We were lucky enough that our visit coincided with an Anniversary for Tower Bridge (120 years). In the summer it is also fantastically air... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Have to admit we only had a quick peek at the art gallery. Though one picture caught my eye and the staff member in the room went out of her way to tell me about it which was good. The Roman amphitheatre in the basement was the real reason for our visit. Sorry! Anyway well worth the visit to see... More

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Sonning Common, Berks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I visited the Guildhall Gallery on spec and what a treat it was. No queues, no entrance fee, few other tourists and a great collection of quality artworks. In the basement is a well-presented display of the remnants of a roman amphitheatre uncovered in recent years. You need about an hour or so to do justice and then you can... More

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This is a very interesting collection of mostly Victorian paintings, with the bonus of an excavated Roman amphitheatre in the basement. The architecture of the guildhall itself is beautiful, and the area (the City) is one that I wouldn't otherwise have explored, although St. Paul's is also close by.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

This is a wonderful art gallery with lots of information to help you read the pictures. Very quiet for a Friday which was bliss. We attended a free tour. The Roman Amphitheatre at the bottom is the icing on the cake. Highly Recommended.

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Adelaide, South Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I agree with all positive comments below. I don't know if our experience is typical of a Sunday, but we arrived at 12 o'clock on Sunday and when we left a bit after 1 pm there were still very few visitors so we could enjoy the art and the wonderful setting in peace and quiet with no dodging around crowds... More

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Bedlington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

I have visited the Guildhall before but somehow missed the Roman remains (I hate to admit it, but, given that they only displayed in the 90s, I may have been there before they were officially opened). The setting is absolutely superb for this display - extremely creative and well articulated - I really enjoyed it. You can do a really... More

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