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08 October 2019The Art Gallery at The Guildhall, London
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The Art Gallery at The Guildhall, London
Tuesday 08 October 2019

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. 

The coach leaves Wickes car park at 8.30am, and on arrival we will have tea/coffee and pastries at Browns, Old Jewry Street.  We will then have a 90 minute guided tour of the Guildhall Art Gallery and Amphitheatre.

After the Gallery tour, you will have time for lunch and to explore the surrounding area, before the coach returns to Andover.  Within the Guildhall complex you will find:

  1. London's Roman Amphitheatre - where 7,000 spectators would watch wild animal fights and criminal executions.
  2. City of London Heritage Gallery - housing a changing programme of artifacts held in trust for the nation, rarely seen by public eyes.
  3. Guildhall Library - home to a programme of exhibitions, events, guided walks, talks, book launches and evening entertainment.
  4. Guildhall Great Hall - the City's only secular medieval building which dates back to 1411.
  5. St Lawrence Jewry - the official church of the City Corporation, built after the Great Fire of London, one of the most impressive churches designed by Sir Christopher Wren.
  6. The City Centre - explaining the history of the Square Mile, the heritage of its built environment; its present offer as a world class business centre; its unique collection of cultural institutions and its exciting, vibrant future.
  7. City of London Police Museum - the history of the City of London Police, and home to some precious and unusual objects.

There is also a temporary exhibition entitled "Architecture of London" which shows 400 years of London's architecture through the eyes of artists.  Please note: there is an extra charge for this exhibition, but Art Pass holders will receive a 50% discount.

Outside the Guildhall complex, other nearby places of interest include St Paul's Cathedral and the Museum of London.

The coach will leave for the return journey at 3.30pm.

The cost of the visit is £40.