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Guildhall Art Gallery

#154 of 1,498 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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5 Stars - For the Amazing Roman Ruins

We did not find the art at the Guildhall Art Gallery all that appealing to our taste, though I appreciate the history of the building and of the art itself. What we were really... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did not find the art at the Guildhall Art Gallery all that appealing to our taste, though I appreciate the history of the building and of the art itself. What we were really interested in here (this museum is free by the way) were the roman ruins underground. You only see a few of them, but it was nice.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have lived in or near London for over 40 years but have only just discovered the wonderful Guildhall Art Gallery. An eclectic collection of art from many periods, original accounts of the Great Fire of 1666 and beautifully preserved Roman remains. Free entry.

Thank LeeCary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have visited the gallery several times since discovering it two years ago. They always have new exhibitions and hang new paintings every three months or so. On Fridays there are free guided tours lasting 30-45 minutes, every hour from 12:15pm to 2:15pm. The tours are of a very high quality- delivered by people with a real passion for art... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to go through security but really like all the galleries that are on offer. The Roman Amphitheater underground sure is something.

Thank Ethan E
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in the heart of the city this free museum is a lovely quiet hidden gem. With some fantastic art on display you almost have the place to yourself which is nice for a art gallery in London. I visited to see the Visscher View re-drawn which is in the lower level of the gallery before you get to the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The City of London Merchants over the centuries have made vast sums of money, some of which went to commission art. The commercial history of London as a trading center is shown here. The Museum building itself sits over a Roman site which has been brilliantly incorporated into the building. Presently there is a display of Visscher's 1616 Engraving of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Guildhall area is amazing to explore. The buildings are fascinating and the art gallery has lots to offer. Definitely check out the Roman amphitheater. It doesn't get 5 stars only because it's small but at least it's free...make sure you check out the Main Hall too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent atmospheric environment ... very peaceful and tastefully preserved. When did preserved drains become so interesting?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Worth visiting again after recent changes. Go all the way round if you have time. EVen stop at the shop (rare FOR ME!!!!)

Thank AlanandRobyn
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

An interesting building housing a good gallery, very peaceful and spacious. Nice gallery shop on site, lift access and helpful staff.

Thank Juliesamari

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