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Guildhall Art Gallery

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Address: Guildhall Yard, London EC2P 2EJ, England
Phone Number: 020 7332 3700
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The British Museum, the National Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert are all justifiably famous, but sometimes you're just in the mood for a small thing done well, right? That's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The British Museum, the National Gallery, and the Victoria and Albert are all justifiably famous, but sometimes you're just in the mood for a small thing done well, right? That's the genius of the Guildhall Art Gallery. A serene and quiet respite for the weary traveler. Free admission. Victorian era paintings form the core of the collection, grouped thematically. There... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The gallery is such a peaceful place. The paintings are fabulous I really enjoyed looking around. There were paintings of London in a collection when I visited, many different styles all interesting to look at. My husband enjoyed the Roman ruins in the basement. One of the main reasons for the visit. The courtyard outside has the diameter of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Very much enjoyed visiting this well-presented gallery. The art is displayed by theme over a couple of floors but as it's fairly small it doesn't take long to get around. The Roman Amphitheatre (only discovered in the late 1980s whilst the Art Gallery was being built) and Roman artefacts was very interesting. Free entry, small gift shop, lifts, free cloakroom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

The gallery is nice and quiet. The pictures are grouped by theme and they are really beautiful. Not very well known as many other galleries in London, but it really worth a visit, which does not take more than 1 - 1.5 hours.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We visited this gallery recently while doing a self guided walking tour. We had planned to visit Guildhall, but it was closed due to a conference. The security guards suggested we pop into the art gallery and we're so glad we did. There is currently an excellent exhibition on the Tower Bridge, most informative and interesting, even to visitors who... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We found this by accident whilst strolling through the City on Sunday afternoon. Its main focus is paintings and art related to the City and owned by the Corporation of London but the highlight for me was the remains of the Roman Amphitheater under the building. Well worth a visit

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015 via mobile

Saw this on tv recently. Went to see the remains of the Roman ampitheatre - which were great - and were very pleasantly surprised by the extent of the gallery. A return trip is required as we ran out of time.

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

This gallery has a very opulent feel, as befits it's situation in the heart of the City. Whilst not extensive it is well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The art collection of the Corporation of the City of London is in the Guildhall Art Gallerby located in a splendid square with signature skyscrapers all around but much more of interest within its walls and under the ground. The recently re-furbished gallery has around 250 of the 4,000 works on show and even though I don't like Victorian paintings... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

there was a piece on tv about this gallery so I decided to check it out . some beautiful paintings here but most of all I enjoyed the roman part underground . this really is a worthwhile attraction and only a short walk from bank station

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Address: Address: Guildhall Yard, London EC2P 2EJ, England
Phone Number: 020 7332 3700
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