Steeped in tradition, Guildhall invites guests on a journey spanning more than 800 years – from the Gothic grandeur of the Great Hall to the largest surviving medieval crypts in London.
The Guildhall Library offers evening events to encourage visitors to learn something new about London’s history and literature (and includes a complimentary glass of wine). Past events have included ‘From Genesis to Google’, ‘Later Roman London and the End of Roman Britain’.
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The Guildhall Gallery is home to the City of London Corporation’s magnificent art collection. The original Gallery opened in 1886, though after the Blitz of 1941, much was destroyed. The present Gallery was opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1999. It houses a number of Pre-Raphaelites and Victorian artworks, with one of the largest oil paintings in Britain on display; John Singleton Copley’s Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar (1783-1791).
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William De Morgan was the most intriguing and inventive ceramic designer of the late Victorian period. Over his career, he revolutionised the field of ceramic design, using his great mathematical aptitude in his work.
Guildhall Art Gallery, May 11th to October 28th 2018.
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