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Orozco Garden

The Clore Studio in the Gabriel Orozco Garden. Photo: Andy Stagg

The South London Gallery (SLG) blends award-winning contemporary architecture with Victorian elegance with venues spanning two sites only 120 metres apart. Located in the heart of Camberwell and Peckham, we are pleased to offer a range of distinctive spaces for private functions, wedding receptions, corporate events and meetings. We also welcome commercial filming and photo shoots.

As a registered charity, all income generated from venue hire directly supports our education and artistic programmes.


Find out about hiring the South London Gallery including prices by downloading our Venue Hire Guide.

Clore Studio and Orozco Garden, Main Building

Our most popular space for large events and weddings has capacity for 60 guests seated or 90 guests standing. This contemporary studio overlooks the Gabriel Orozco Garden, designed by the artist in 2016 in collaboration with 6a architects and botanists from Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The Clore Studio is a licensed venue for marriages and civil ceremonies. Available to hire weekdays from 9am until 11pm, and from 6pm until 11pm on Saturday and Sunday. Catering is provided by the gallery’s café-restaurant, South London Louie, offering a range of delicious menu options.

The Fox Reception, Main Building

This light-filled room overlooking the Orozco Garden is suitable for meetings, away days and wedding ceremonies for up to 16 guests. Available to hire weekdays from 9am until 6pm. It is also available for hire in conjunction with the Clore Studio from 6pm until 11pm on Saturday and Sunday. A range of brunch, lunch and dinner options are offered by the gallery’s café-restaurant, South London Louie.

The Kitchen, Fire Station

On the second floor of the former Fire Station we are pleased to offer a stunning Kitchen events space for day-time and evening events. With seating for 10 guests, this is the perfect setting for away days, meetings and intimate dinner parties.

Private Dining in the Double Height Room, South London Louie

South London Louie, the gallery’s café-restaurant, is available for private hire after 7pm daily.*

The Double Height Room, with access to the walled garden, can seat up to 20 guests with space for 50 standing. Combined with the café space, your event could host up to 40 people for a sit-down dinner, or 70 for a standing event. Whether you’re planning a birthday celebration, intimate dinner party, hen-do or canapé and cocktail party, this intimate yet light & airy space will tick all of the right boxes. Get in touch with the South London Louie team who can do all the hard work for you and will help to make your event one to remember.

For availability and reservations please contact South London Louie at

*Not available on Wednesdays or the last Friday of each month.


If you are interested in hiring the South London Gallery please email us with dates you’re interested in and type of event you’re planning. We’re happy to give you a tour of the spaces we have available and appointments need to be made in advance.


The SLG offers a range of distinctive spaces for filming and photoshoots. For information on filming and photography at the SLG please click here.


Please note that we are not able to hire out the South London Gallery for art exhibitions, fundraising activities or publicly promoted events.

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‘The Clore Studio and Orozco Garden provided the perfect setting for our wedding party. The studio is a beautiful contemporary space that you let us make our own, and the garden is a little oasis in the heart of Camberwell – ideal for our drinks reception! The SLG team could not have made it easier for us and gave us complete confidence that everything would run smoothly. And it’s even more special to know that the hire charges go to supporting the fantastic charitable work of SLG.