Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre

Established in 1886 as 'a Collection of Art Treasures worthy of the capital city,' see works dating from 1670 to the present, including 17th-century portraits, Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and a range of paintings documenting London's dramatic history. The Gallery shows a changing display of about 250 artworks from its collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture, in addition to a programme of temporary exhibitions.

Below the Gallery, hear the roar of the crowd at London's Roman Amphitheatre.

In 1988, Museum of London archaeologists made an astonishing discovery that changed the face of Roman London. The capital's only Roman amphitheatre was located in Guildhall Yard, during an archaeological dig taking place in preparation for the new Art Gallery building project. In 2002, the doors to the amphitheatre opened for the first time in nearly 2,000 years. You can enjoy free entry to the amphitheatre as part of your visit to the Guildhall Art Gallery.

Find us at...

  • Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre
  • Guildhall Yard
  • London
  • EC2V 5AE

Our family-friendly offer

Discover the wonders of Guildhall Art Gallery with all the family. The Gallery offers self-guided trails and experiences, and hosts monthly family activity sessions.


The Gallery is fully accessible. There are wheelchair accessible lavatories off the main Exhibition Gallery and within the cloakroom area. A fixed induction loop is available at the Welcome Desk.

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