Art Gallery

  • Guildhall Art Gallery

    Guildhall Art Gallery

    A beautiful venue rich in Victorian art

  • Guildhall Art Gallery

    Guildhall Art Gallery

    A beautiful venue rich in Victorian art

  • Guildhall Art Gallery

    Guildhall Art Gallery

    A beautiful venue rich in Victorian Art

  • Guildhall Art Gallery

    Guildhall Art Gallery

    A beautiful venue rich in Victorian art

  • Guildhall Art Gallery

    Guildhall Art Gallery

    A beautiful venue rich in Victorian art

Home to the City of London Corporation's magnificent art collection

Particularly rich in Victorian art and ranging from Pre-Raphaelites to depictions of London's colourful past, the Gallery offers a spectacular arena — and excellent talking point — for spacious drinks receptions.

To further enhance your guests' experience, tailor your event to incorporate a guided tour of the masterpieces on display.


More about Guildhall Art Gallery

  • The original Gallery opened in 1886 but was almost entirely destroyed during ‘the longest night’ of the Blitz in 1941. Although much of the collection had been moved to an underground store in Wiltshire for safety, several hundred works were lost.
  • The present Gallery was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1999 although redevelopment of the site began in 1985, when the remains of a Roman amphitheatre were discovered.
  • The amphitheatre’s sheer scale can be appreciated from a balcony inside the Gallery; a circle of black paving stones mark the original extent of its arena outside in Guildhall Yard – an open space for over 2000 years.
  • John Singleton Copley’s Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar (1783-1791) is one of the most remarkable works on display – one of the largest oil paintings in Britain, it stretches over two floors and influenced the design of the new Gallery.

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