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Elms Lesters Painting RoomsElms Lesters Painting Rooms are housed in an extraordinary space, purpose built as a painting studio in 1904. Since 1984 the gallery has been specialising in contemporary artists who began their careers working on the street. The building still serves its original purpose as there's not only an exhibition space here but artists rooms and facilities for artists to work in residence. These affiliated artists often produce site specific work which is displayed in the gallery. Close to theatre land, the scenic painting studios have been used to create masterpieces for theatre backdrops for more than a hundred years. 

 

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Upper St Martins Lane NCP
 
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London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £139  31% off
Seven Dials, WC2H | 2 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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101-103 New Oxford Street, WC1A | 2 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 6 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, London W1D | 7 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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Elms Lesters Painting Rooms, 404 Strand, WC2R | 8 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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113-119 Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 4 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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142 Shaftesbury Avenue, Covent Garden, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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29 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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23-24 Greek Street, W1D | 2 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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23-28 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 3 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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68 Dean Street, Soho, London W1D | 4 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, Bloomsbury, London WC1B | 6 minutes from Elms Lesters Painting Rooms
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Theatre | Until 8th December 2017 

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