We are thrilled to announce that the SLG will reopen on Wednesday 19 May, guidance permitting.

Visit us to see three exhibitions across our spaces: Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2020, Art Assassins: An archive by other means and a new display in our Archive.

We’ll be open Wednesday – Sunday, 11am–6pm. We kindly ask that you book a free timed slot online in advance.

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

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

You do not need to book to visit the SLG Bookshop, open from Wednesday 14 April, Wednesday – Sunday, 11am–6pm.

Please pre-book a free, timed slot in advance of your visit from Wednesday 19 May onwards. Only a limited number of people are allowed into our buildings at the moment so it’s essential that all visitors book a timed slot via the SLG website.

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

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

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

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 from 19 May with social distancing, table service and other health and safety measures in place. Crane’s Kitchen will be open from 8.30am–5pm.

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.

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.



The SLG is reopening on Wednesday 19 May! Book your free visit here