Parasol Unit

 
 
ADDRESS
14 Wharf Road, Hoxton, London N1 7RW 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Tue to Sat 10:00 - 18:00, Sun 12:00 - 17:00
 
PRICES
Free
 

Nearby

 

Parasol UnitParasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a non-profit space
devoted to promoting contemporary art for the benefit of the public.
Parasol unit is a privately funded charity with possible and future
additional funding from the public and private sectors. The core
activity of Parasol unit is to showcase the work of contemporary artists
from around the world. Each year, the foundation mounts three or four
exhibitions in various media, such as sculpture, painting, installation,
video, or photography, for which some works might be specifically
commissioned. Each exhibition is usually accompanied by a publication.
Parasol unit does not charge admission fees.

 

Parasol Unit events

 
Towards Tomorrow: 10th Anniversary Auction ExhibitionTowards Tomorrow: 10th Anniversary Auction ExhibitionParasol Unit is hosting a one-off fundraising art auction, 'Towards Tomorrow', in collaboration with the renowned auction house, Sotheby's, and the online auction house, Paddle8.22nd September 2014Tuesday 30th September 2014 Where:
Parasol Unit, 14  Wharf Road      N1 7RW
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Towards Tomorrow: 10th Anniversary Auction Exhibition
event > Shopping > Shopping Events - Auctions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  22nd to 30th September 2014
Parasol Unit is hosting a one-off fundraising art auction, 'Towards Tomorrow', in collaboration with the renowned auction house, Sotheby's, and the online auction house, Paddle8.
 

Opening and closing times for Parasol Unit

Today (Saturday) Parasol Unit closes at 18.00

Monday:

Closed
 
 

Tuesday:

10.00
-
18.00
 
 

Wednesday:

10.00
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18.00
 
 

Thursday:

10.00
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18.00
 
 

Friday:

10.00
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18.00
 
 

Saturday:

10.00
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18.00
 
 

Sunday:

12.00
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17.00
 
 

LondonTown.com - Parasol Unit Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Old Street Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Angel Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Elia Mews Car Park
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

Further articles featuring Parasol Unit on LondonTown.com

 
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London > Hotels > Budget Chain Hotel   from £66  40% off
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Alternative Art Galleries nearest Parasol Unit

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Victoria Miro
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
16 Wharf Road, Hoxton, London N1 | Same location as Parasol Unit
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Magnum Photos
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
63 Gee Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Host Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
1 Honduras Street, City, London EC1Y | 9 minutes from Parasol Unit
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
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Sadler's Wells
London > Attractions > Other Attractions
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London > Attractions > Sights
407 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 10 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Edward Scissorhands
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 25th September 2014 - 8pm
Trapeze Bar, 89 Great Eastern Street, EC2A | 11 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Autobahn
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 18th and 19th September 2014 at 7.15pm-9.15pm & 20th September 2014 at 2pm-4pm and 7.15pm-9.15pm
The King's Head, 115 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 | 12 minutes from Parasol Unit
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418 St John Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 9 minutes from Parasol Unit
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London > Entertainment > Classical Music
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 9 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Shopping near Parasol Unit

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London > Shopping > Markets
Camden Passage, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Cass Art
London > Shopping > Art and Design
66-67 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 9 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Cass Art Islington
London > Shopping > Art and Design
66-67 Colebrooke Row, N1 | 9 minutes from Parasol Unit
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
7 Shepherdess Walk, Hoxton, London N1 | 2 minutes from Parasol Unit
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London > Restaurants > South American restaurants
220 City Road, EC1V | 3 minutes from Parasol Unit
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149 Central Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 4 minutes from Parasol Unit
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LSO St Luke's
London > Education > Professional Training
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Parasol Unit
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London > Education > Professional Training
106 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 8 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Workers' Educational Association
London > Education > Evening Classes
4 Luke Street, Shoreditch, London EC2A | 14 minutes from Parasol Unit
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London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
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London > Leisure >
The Basement, 49-51 Central Street, EC1V | 7 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Spa Fields Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Northampton Road, EC1R | 12 minutes from Parasol Unit
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
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Duke of Cambridge
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
30 St Peter's Street, Islington, London N1 | 6 minutes from Parasol Unit
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The Peasant
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
240 St John Street, Clerkenwell, , Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 9 minutes from Parasol Unit
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The Nightjar Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
129-131 City Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 8 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Colebrookes
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
69 Colebrooke Row, Islington, Islington, London N1 | 10 minutes from Parasol Unit
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London > Nightlife > Bars
102 Bunhill Row, City, London EC1Y | 10 minutes from Parasol Unit
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London > Business > Venue Hire
161 Old Street, Clerkenwell, London EC1V | 7 minutes from Parasol Unit
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, London EC1R | 9 minutes from Parasol Unit
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London > Business > Venue Hire
City Road, City, London EC1Y | 12 minutes from Parasol Unit
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Handsome
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 15th November 2014 

East Bloc 4 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

Resident DJs play house and techno....More

Songs Proise
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th November 2014 

East Bloc 4 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

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Singing Day: From Bach To Beatles
Concerts | On 20th September 2014 

LSO St Luke's 7 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

Amateur singers plus LSO musicians perform music by Bach and The Beatles....More

Pinstripe Suit
Concerts | Until 25th October 2014 

The Nightjar Bar 8 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

The seven-piece ensemble performs classic vocal jazz and swing....More

Soulkitchen
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th September 2014 

Nomad 8 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

Techno and house from Birdsmakingmachine, Pior, Brett Jacobs, Ferro, Yakovev and Leander....More

The Islington Contemporary Art & Design Fair
Exhibitions | Until 4th October 2014 

Candid Arts Galleries 9 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

A selection of works by contemporary artists and designers available to buy....More

Mark Baldwin & Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Inala
Mark Baldwin & Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Inala
Dance | Until 20th September 2014 

Sadler's Wells Theatre 9 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

Celebrating 20 years of democracy in South Africa, Inala presents the South African choir Ladysmith Black Mambazo appearing in a ...More

 
Drinking, Dancing And Djs
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th October 2014 

The Old Queen's Head 10 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

Resident DJs will soundtrack your night with a vibrant mix of hip-hop, house, disco and party classics....More

Angel Comedy
Comedy | On 20th September 2014 

Camden Head 10 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

Humorous stand-up from Funmbi Omotayo, Jack Barry, Harriett Kemsley, Jimmy Bird and Chris Schonne. MC: Barry Ferns...More

The Adonis Cabaret
Comedy | Until 25th October 2014 

Club Aquarium 10 minutes walk from Parasol Unit

Drag queens, comics and striptease....More

 
 
 
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