guildhall art gallery Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7HH
Discover the Pre-Raphaelites and Victorian art with a tour at this wonderful gallery which is off the tourist track! Largely crowd free and quiet, this is a brilliant space to look and learn about art with children. Clever curating means the display of the artwork is easily accessible for children. It occupies a building that was completed in 1999 to replace an earlier building destroyed in The Blitz in 1941.
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, just below the gallery, 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.