Guildhall Art Gallery
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off Gresham St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun noon-4pm|
|Price:||Temporary exhibitions £5, £3 concs|
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No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action
Focusing on the life’s work of Eric and Jessica Huntley, the Guyanese activists who set up the publishing house and pioneering bookshop Bogle L’Ouverture in 1968, the exhibition brings together the works of 25 prominent Black artist including Eddie Chambers,...Installation Until Saturday January 23 2016 FreeRead more
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What a gem in the city!
They scan your handbag like at the airport at the entrance, but after that you are free to explore (for free too) this spacious, gorgeous gallery full of Victorian paintings in the main gallery and some interesting exhibitions downstairs.
Plus you can see some pretty old London bits in the London Roman Amphitheater that I believe was discovered when they were renovating the gallery itself (It's almost like finding the biggest ever Viking ship while renovating the Viking ship museum - but that was in Reykjavik.
Funnily enough, looking at some of those idealized Victorian depictions of women cuddling and whatnot I found myself thinking - but is this art? Perhaps I spent too much time at Tate Modern!
Don your Sunday best, see the gallery and then mingle at the pretty square with all those important city people lunching there during the breaks in their very important jobs.