Explore The Guildhall Art Gallery In London! Book Your Tickets
Get your London Pass and take on the journey to explore many of London's stunning landmarks located throughout the city. Guildhall Art Gallery is one of these art treasures to explore in the city of London and one not to be missed. The works of art from the City of London Corporation is kept in this art gallery as they manage the gallery. There are over 4500 works housed in Guildhall Art Gallery, which also includes around 1300 oil paintings dating back to 1670. Apart from these paintings, you will also find many ceremonial and topographical paintings here. The collection grew from purchases, donations, and gifts, and the growth of specialization in London subjects was recognised thereafter. It was codified in 1943. See some of the finest art collections, including 'Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar, September 1782' by John Singleton Copley, 'The Ninth of November, 1888' by William Logsdail, and Dante Gabriel Rossetti's 'La Ghirlandata'. Buy Guildhall Art Gallery tickets now.
About The Guildhall Art Gallery
What is the Guildhall Art Gallery?
The art collection of London is kept here in the Guildhall Art Gallery. You will find the museum in Moorgate in the capital city of England. The museum is located near the historic Guildhall and is connected internally to the art gallery. The museum building is made in a stone structure in a semi-Gothic design, similar to the Guildhall. Since 1670, portraits have been commissioned and collected by the City of London Corporation. The art collections grew in numbers through donations and gifts which included historic paintings and many other art collections of the 19th century and the 20th century. To display the collection through exhibitions, the first gallery was constructed in 1885. However, 164 paintings, prints, watercolours, drawings, and many sculptures were lost as the building was destroyed in the 1941 Blitz. A gallery was built in 1985. Richard Gilbert Scott, a British architect, designed the new building in a postmodern style. The new art gallery was built in 1999 to showcase and keep a collection of 4000 items. Artworks include paintings by John Singleton Copley, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and William Logsdail.
Did you know that the Guildhall complex was constructed on the same site as the Roman amphitheatre in London? So, the Roman amphitheatre site and the art gallery site are the same. You will even find remnants of the Roman amphitheatre kept inside the gallery.
What kind of art do you see at the Guildhall Art Gallery?
Paintings from 1670 to date can be found in the Guildhall Art Gallery of London. You can also stop at the ruins of the Roman amphitheatre of London. People in ancient times used to gather in the Roman amphitheatre and watch public executions, gladiatorial combats, and wild animal fights. The original circular walls were found by archaeologists while they were working on the new building in 1988.
250 works of art will be seen at a time in the gallery. There are also temporary exhibitions with different themes on display with some of the lesser-known paintings throughout history. Check out the permanent exhibitions as well as the temporary ones to enjoy all the artworks in the gallery.
See paintings from Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Singleton Copley, and William Logsdail.
What age is the Guildhall Art Gallery suitable for?
The art gallery in Greater London is suitable for all ages. Adults must accompany children to the venue.
How long does it take to see the Guildhall Art Gallery?
To fully enjoy Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman amphitheatre, you will need around two to three hours. Check out these venues and the artworks with an ample amount of time to hand.
When is the best time to visit?
You can visit all throughout the year.
Directions, Venue Info, And Attendee FAQs
Where is the Guildhall Art Gallery?
The address of the art gallery is Guildhall Yard, London, EC2V 5AE, England.
How do I get to Guildhall Yard?
If you are travelling from London, take the A4 to reach the destination in the shortest possible time.
Bank Station and St. Paul's Station are the nearest tube stations, both of which are about a few minutes away.
Moorgate is the nearest train station.
Where can I park near Guildhall Yard?
Winchester City Council has a parking space for vehicles.
Where are the toilet facilities at the Guildhall Art Gallery?
Male, female, and gender-neutral toilets are available. Accessible toilets are available on the Lower Ground Floor and on Basement Level 1.
Is the Guildhall Art Gallery accessible?
Level access entry is available to the gallery. There are also lifts to access all the floors.
Where can I eat nearby?
Here are a few recommendations: Hawksmoor, Enoteca Da Luca, El Vino, Goodman City, and The Trading House.