South London Gallery

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The South London Gallery (SLG) was founded in the 19th century by philanthropist William Rossiter to ‘bring art to the people of south London’. Today the gallery comprises its original site at 65 Peckham Road; the Fire Station at 82 Peckham Road; Art Block, a space for local children and families on Sceaux Gardens estate and two permanent gardens.

The Gallery’s location between Camberwell and Peckham means that it is situated in the heart of one London’s thriving cultural centres. The SLG has an international reputation for its contemporary art exhibitions by British and international artists, often by those who have rarely or never had a solo show in a London gallery.

All SLG exhibitions are free, as are many of the events. Visitors can enjoy one of London’s best loved contemporary art galleries, browse a curated selection of books and gifts in the shop, try our great café and relax in the Orozco garden.

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Opening hours

Tue–Fri 11am–6pm
Sat and Sun 10am–6pm
Late opening: Wed and the last Fri of the month until 9pm.
Closed Mon.

Admission charges

Free admission

Additional info

Café & Restaurant

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Film and Media, Fine Art, Performing Arts

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Graphic text of Bloomberg New Contemporaries

Bloomberg New Contemporaries

  • 5 December 2018 — 24 February 2019 *on now

Guest selectors Benedict Drew, Katy Moran (New Contemporaries alumni 2006) and Keith Piper (New Contemporaries alumni 1986) have chosen 57 artists for the annual open submission touring exhibition.

Bloomberg New Contemporaries offers an insight into today’s creative practices, showcasing some of the most dynamic work being made by emergent artists. The exhibition spans the SLG’s main site and the Fire Station, and features drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, performances and video. Migration, borders, cultural and gender identity, as well as the use of technology are strong thematic threads running through the works on show.

Suitable for

  • Any age


South London Gallery
65-67 Peckham Rd

Getting there

The exhibition spans the SLG’s main site and the Fire Station, both within a few minute walking distance from each other, both on Peckham Road, on opposite sides.

Services and facilities

Additional info

Cafe at South London Gallery's main site.
Toilets on every floor at the fire station.
Disabled access
Lift at the fire station




South London Gallery
65-67 Peckham Road
Fire Station at 82 Peckham Road
Greater London





020 7703 6120

Recorded information line

020 7703 9799


020 7252 4730

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