The South London Gallery is looking forward to reopening  on Saturday 15 August! 

To begin with, both the Main Building and Fire Station will be opening Wednesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm. We kindly ask that you book a free timed slot online in advance.

In addition to timed entry, the SLG is putting a number of measures in place to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff.

Here’s what to expect from your visit to the SLG.

Visiting the SLG buildings

Please pre-book a free, timed slot in advance of your visit. Only a limited number of people are allowed into our buildings so it’s essential that all visitors book a timed slot via the SLG website.  

A small number of walk-up tickets will be made available daily, but pre-booking is encouraged, particularly on weekends. 

Slots for visiting in September will be made available at a later date.

Tickets will have a specific start time but once inside you can stay as long as you like.

Reduced opening hours. We will initially operate with reduced opening hours from Wednesday to Sunday, 11am – 6pm, with no late-night openings for the time being.  

Our drop-in education programmes are paused while social distancing and other health and safety measures are in place. We will be reviewing this regularly so please check the SLG website and social media channels for regular updates.

 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. 

Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell. 

Click here to visit our What’s On pages for information about our current displays. 


We will maximise our outdoor areas to create more space for visitors. The Orozco Garden, Clore Studio, Fox Reception and Fox Garden will all be open to the public, five days a week.  The Clore Studio doors will open onto a large shaded area in the Orozco Garden throughout the summer months.

The SLG’s café, Crane’s Kitchen, will be operating with social distancing and other health and safety measures in place. Crane’s Kitchen will be open from 8am – 5pm, with food served from 8.30 – 4.30pm. A reduced menu will be available along with hot and cold drinks.

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

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

Please note that we will not have cloakroom or locker facilities.

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.

UPDATE The SLG is reopening on Saturday 15 August! Click here to find out more and book your visit.