There’s a roman amphitheatre underneath the gallery at the Guildhall gallery. Not many people seem to know it’s there. Which may be a good thing considering what a weird journey you have to undergo to get down there. It’s in the basement and is only accessible by a very shaky lift which brings you out into a darkened corridor. There is no-one around and a small arrow directs you to where you need to go. So go ahead – follow the creepy corridor round a couple of corners and, if it makes you feel better, why not call out “hello?…hellooo?” as I did. You won’t get an answer. Because there’s no-one there. Before you get too much of the willies, you get to a large room done out like a Tron backdrop. I didn’t really investigate as a) I was short of time and b) wanted to get out of there as quickly as possible.
So if you’ve got some time to kill on a lunchbreak, have a look for yourself. Take a friend though. W