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Guildhall Art Gallery

#171 of 1,431 things to do in London
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Address: Guildhall Yard, London EC2P 2EJ, England
Phone Number: 020 7332 3700

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Called in the museum today some fantastic exibits especially depicting the great fire of London and the story of the old and new a London bridges. A must, allow 3 hours

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Allan O
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Called in the museum today some fantastic exibits especially depicting the great fire of London and the story of the old and new a London bridges. A must, allow 3 hours

Thank Allan O
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a little off the beaten track but when one arrives at the square / courtyard. you might be surprised by how pleasant it is - like a small oasis in the centre of the bustling city. On entering the staff are most welcoming and helpful and I was very impressed by the Art Works on show, let alone... More 

Thank Philip R
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Go to this gallery if you have any interest in art or history - you'll be amazed by the important paintings, by the recently uncovered Roman amphitheater and by the building and surroundings. The gallery isn't huge so it's not overwhelming and being out of the way isn't busy with tourists. best public toilets in London! No cafe and if... More 

Thank David T
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a most excellent gallery and worthy of a visit, the crowning work (for me) being Rossetti's 'La Ghirlandata' - but there was so much more. The staff were friendly and the venue modern and comfortable. It was relatively empty when we visited and that is a tragedy as it deserves not to be. An absolute treasure.

Thank Vic_VDB
Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a brilliant Gallery, the works are very historic & the Roman Ampitheatre is quite something, it is only small but deffo worth checking out.

Thank Denise H
Buckinghamshire, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the Art gallery tour, viewed the Roman amphitheatre beneath and admired the square outside. Thought that the amphitheatre was atmospheric and we marvelled at the design and engineering required to make a success of the project. We felt that several visits were needed to make the most of the experience. NB The church on the square is... More 

Thank Jasmine2
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

lovely view from the square, if you are in the city area then worth a look. mainly oil paintings in the realism style. it is free and there is an unattended baggage area and clean toilets. for free its very good. its not a top rank gallery but perfectly fine

Thank Marauder65
Wexford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

Tours are at 12:15, 1:15, 2:15 The guide told us about the new gallery, gave us stories and background to the Victorian art and specially on relation to the guilds which still exist today. There is currently an exhibition of photographs of ceremonies as curious as swan - upping and beating the bounds.

Thank GYWX
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We went for the free introductory tour, which was very interesting and led by an enthusiastic guide who obviously loved the subject. We will definitely visit again.

Thank Ksec
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Set in the quiet guildhall courtyard this lovely gallery has some super art and a current exhibition. Currently it is about London and one of the displays is about the redrawing of the famous 1616 Visscher engraving of the London skyline done in the present day. We found it amazing that you could buy a print for £58, must be... More 

Thank Jg H

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