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.
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.
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!