We are looking for a new café operator

People sit at tables in a cafe

Double Height Space at the South London Gallery, 2022. Photo: Dan Weill Photography

We are inviting expressions of interest from creative and entrepreneurial businesses who can provide an exceptional food and drink offer for the SLG’s visitors, at our beautifully designed street facing café in our main building at 65-67 Peckham Road.

With a vision to ‘bring art to the people of South London’, the South London Gallery (SLG) was established in 1891 and today it is one of London’s leading contemporary visual art institutions. The SLG has an established reputation for its ground-breaking programme of exhibitions, events and education projects.  

The SLG is located in the heart of Camberwell and Peckham, directly beside the University of the Arts London’s Camberwell College of Arts.  We welcome over 120,000 visitors annually and thousands of children, young people and adults take part every year in our education and outreach programmes.  

The SLG café is a unique opportunity to grow your business and to become a loved local destination. The site is fully licenced, with indoor and outdoor seating providing 71 covers.  

Café customers include exhibition visitors, local residents, students, families as well as visitors who come in the evening to one of our public events on Wednesdays and the last Friday of every month. 

The contract will be awarded in November, to start as soon as the chosen business is available. The appointed company will need to demonstrate a sound business model and management skills, alongside a creative and entrepreneurial vision. They will show their commitment to quality, excellent customer service, exemplary employment practice, diversity and inclusion, and environmental sustainability.  

To submit an expression of interest and receive a pack of further information, please get in touch as soon as possible with a 250-word overview of your company to Isabelle Hancock, Deputy Director at isabelle@southlondongallery.org  

Venue Hire

Venue Hire

The South London Gallery offers a range of distinctive spaces for private functions, receptions and corporate events in a setting that integrates award-winning contemporary architecture within the elegance of a Grade II listed Victorian building.

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