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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 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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Great meal great wine great company. Need I really have to say more but make yourself invited to a gig there. You will not be disappointed. Enjoy.

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Loughton, Essex, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

And hardly known. Built over the remains of the Roman amphitheatre, which can be viewed from the basement level. Superb but eclectic collection of art, either of London (the collection of river scenes is superb) or belonging to the City. Very pleasant modern building, sumptuously fitted out, just across from the Guildhall. Very highly recommended, and free.

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Somerville, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Wonderful collection of paintings, a real gem hidden amongst the skyscrapers of London's financial district. The layers of history the place reveals are unique

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

The Guildhall Art Gallery is both brilliant yet boring at the same time. On the brilliant side there is the excellent exhibition of art relating to Tower Bridge, the massive Copley painting of a vivid military scene in Gibraltar, a copy of the Magna Carta and some good busts of members of the royal family. The rest of the collection... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 via mobile

This is my sort of gallery. Not too big, lots of pictures that look like the subject. When I went a really interesting exhibition on Tower Bridge and the Magna Carta on show. Add to all this, London's Roman amphitheatre

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The Guildhall Art Gallery houses the art collection of the City of London. It is usually open every day of the week and it's completely free. It displays art dating from 1670 to the present, including gorgeous Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and fascinating paintings documenting London's history. Beneath the gallery are the ruins of London's Roman Amphitheatre (1st century), where Londoners once... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This art gallery is free to enter and has some interesting pictures, and also an area of old Roman London which has been preserved. After looking at the paintings we went down to the lower level where a section of the old Roman amphitheater has been preserved. The information is interesting, and when you come back out into the guildhall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

I have been around the courtyard in front of the gallery a few times & also nipped in to have a look at the superbly displayed Roman Amphitheatre under the gallery but this time I came with some friends to view the art collection. Having come on from the National Portrait Gallery which, although enjoyable, can be tiresome having to... More 

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