Public Art Shots

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.

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.

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…

The Sun is God: A Winter Warmer with JMW Turner

Sat 27 Jan | 10.00-11.30

Beat those January blues and warm up in the Tate Britain with JMW Turner's sunrises and sunsets.

‘Who Does She Think She Is?’: The Art of Feminism

Friday 9 March | 18.45-20.00

Since last year's rehang at the Tate Modern, there are many more female artists on show. We consider the importance of women artists in the feminist…

‘Love, Fame, Tragedy’: Contextualizing Picasso

Friday 23 March | 18.45-20.00

Prepare for the Tate's blockbuster exhibition with this contextual tour of Picasso and his circle

Theatreland: Backstage Stories

Thursday 26 April | 18.45-20.00

We explore the cobbled streets of Covent Garden and discover the rich architectural, political, and theatrical history it has to offer.

Sketching the Embankment: Steps of the Impressionists

Saturday 5 May | 14.00-15.30

We'll learn how to sketch like the impressionists on this Embankment walking tour

Starchitecture Through the Ages: The Square Mile

Thursday 14 June | 18.45-20.00

We look at buildings by Wren, Hawksmoor, Soane, Stirling, Koolhaas, Foster and Rogers.

East Meets West: Art of the Islamic World

Saturday 13 July | 10.00-11.30

We'll explore the intricately detailed non-figural art of the Islamic world, and learn how it influenced the British Arts and Crafts movement

If Walls Could Speak: Sounding Out Street Art

Saturday 11 August | 10.00-11.30

Weaving through the streets of London’s east-end to discover a mix of hidden street art treasures.

A Feast for the Eyes: Appetizing Art

Friday 14 September | 18.45-20.00

Join us on this mouth-watering tour as we examine the cuisines on canvas in the National Gallery.

Fiendish Fairies and Devilish Dreams: A Victorian Halloween

Saturday 27 October | 10.00-11.30

We'll explore the popular Victorian themes of fantasy, nightmare, horror and perverse sexuality this Halloween.

Gunpowder, Treason and Plot: A Guy Fawkes Walk

Monday 5 November | 18.45-20.00

Remember, remember the fifth of November! A walking tour focusing on the conspiracies and riots in Westminster since William the Conqueror.

Deck the Walls: Painting the Christmas Story

Friday 7 December | 18.45-20.00

Get into the Christmas spirit in the National Gallery. Wherever we look, mythical angels will be flapping their magnificent wings at us!

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