Planning your visit

We are open Tuesday – Sunday. Click here for our opening hours

You do not need to book in advance. Social distancing, face-covering and other measures are in place to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff.

Planning a visit? Here’s what you need to know:

Social distancing is required throughout both SLG buildings. Please keep a two-metre distance from others and observe signage indicating maximum capacities in all our spaces.

Please wear a face-covering in our spaces unless you are exempt.

Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell.

Upon arrival, you will be required to submit your details to the NHS COVID-19 app in compliance with government guidelines for museums.

Visit our What’s On pages for information about our current displays.


The SLG’s café, Crane’s Kitchen, is operating with social distancing, table service and other health and safety measures in place. Crane’s Kitchen will be open from Tuesday to Sunday, click here for opening hours

The SLG bookshop in the Main Building is open. Please pay by card where possible.

Enhanced cleaning. Hand sanitiser is available throughout the gallery, along with increased cleaning regimes in toilets and other high use areas.

Please note that we do not have cloakroom or locker facilities available.

We encourage all visitors to bring their own headphones for exhibitions that feature video works. If you are unable to bring your own headphones a small number will be available from our gallery assistants, which are cleaned before and after use.

Getting here

Bike racks are available outside the Main Building and Fire Station, but space is limited.

If you want to come by foot, click here to find walking maps on the Transport for London website.

If you are coming by public transport, click here to visit our Your Visit page for extensive advice.