Our public tours are called ‘Public Art Shots’. These stimulating shots of culture are designed to invigorate and inspire you, and to deepen your understanding of London’s iconic culture, art and architecture.
These tours are intimate enough for a personal experience with group sizes of 15 or less, yet sociable enough to engage in illuminating discussion with our brilliant guides and fellow like-minded attendees.
Public Art Shots last between 75 minutes and four hours and costs start at £30.
Public Art Shots make excellent gifts and we’d be very happy to make a bespoke voucher for you. For more information see here.
Celebrating 80 Years of David Hockney
Sat 25 Feb | 2-3.30pm
As one of Britain's most influential artists of the twentieth century, we explore the art and works of David Hockney who is 80 this year.
The Creation of Celebrity
Thurs 9 March | 6.45pm - 8pm
Explore the age old desire for celebrity as we join the darlings of the C18th through to the modern day at the NPG.
The Image of Motherhood
Sun 26 March | 11am - 12.30pm
Celebrate Mothering Sunday by exploring some of the most beloved images of motherhood at Tate Britain.
Oil! Oil! Oil! Van Eyck to Holbein and the Northern Renaissance
Fri 7 April | 6.45pm - 8.00pm
Meet the great masters of the Northern Renaissance.
Heroes and Villains: A Treasure Hunt
Sun 23 April | 2.30pm - 4pm
Meet a colourful array of the National Gallery's most famous heroes and villains on our tour for the whole family, in celebration of St George's Day.
Unveiling Feminism at Tate Modern
Fri 12 May | 6.45pm - 8pm
Since the rehang at Tate Modern there are many more female artists on show. We consider the importance of women artists in the feminist movement.
Chelsea in Bloom: The Secret Village
Thurs 25 May | 3.45pm - 5.30pm
Explore this lovely part of London when it's looking at it's very best. Wander the streets that were inhabited by artists, playwrights, poets and monarchs…
Soho Stories: A Walking Tour
Thurs 8 June | 6.45pm-8pm
Join us to discover the hidden side of Soho, London’s most colourful, energetic and vibrant 'village'.
Banksy to Biryani: Story of the East End
Sun 18 June | 11am - 2pm
Discover the history of the East End through the two of the things that most define it: street art and food.
Behind-the-scenes at the RA Schools Show
Sat 1 July | 2.30pm-4.30pm
In a rare glimpse into the historic schools of the Royal Academy, we explore the work of the 2017 Academicians in the annual RA Schools Show.
City Walk and Ceremony of the Keys at the Tower
Thurs 14 Sept | 6.45pm - 10.00pm
Be part of one of the country's oldest traditions at the incredibly atmospheric Ceremony of the Keys.
Secret Weapon of Kings: Rubens, Van Dyck and Velazquez
Fri 22 Sept | 6.45pm - 8pm
Discover how kings and queens used art to bolster their reputation and image - the ultimate PR tool.
Prepare for Frieze: Galleries of Mayfair and Soho
Sat 30 Sept | 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Visit Mayfair's most exciting contemporary art galleries to learn about the hottest artists of today and the how the art market works.
The Secrets Within: Signs & Symbols of the Renaissance
Fri 13 October | 6.45pm - 8pm
Learn to read a Renaissance painting to reveal the secrets and messages hidden within.
Sex and Death: The Cycle of Life at the British Museum
Fri 20 Oct | 6.30 - 8.00pm
Explore the themes that lie at the very heart of our existence at the British Museum.
Newport Street Gallery: Damien Hirst's Art Collection
Sat 28 Oct | 2.30pm - 4.30pm
Be stunned by this sublime collection of contemporary art as we explore Damien Hirst's impressive new gallery showcasing the very best of his own private…
Discover Asian Art Week
Sat 4 Nov | 2.30-4.30pm
Discover the beauty and wisdom of the East as London celebrates Asian Art Week.
Royal Scandal & Courtly Capers at the NPG
Thurs 16 Nov | 6.45pm - 8pm
Join us on a scandalous jaunt through royal history at the National Portrait Gallery.
Petticoats to Paparazzi: A Fashionable Hunt at the V&A
Sat 18 Nov | 2.30pm - 4.30pm
A tour for young fashionistas! Take a jaunt through history as we explore the V&A fashion galleries on a unique treasure hunt.
The Mystic Nativity
Fri 8 December | 6.45pm-8pm
Angels are one of the most intriguing elements of Biblical story and the National Gallery is stuffed full of them. This tour will explore these divine and…