South London Gallery

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65 Peckham Road, SE5 8UH
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12pm-6pm | Tue to Sun 11am-6pm, except Wed 11am-9pm
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South London GalleryThis is one of London's most important contemporary art exhibition spaces, having shown artists such as Gilbert and George, Tracey Emin, Mark Quinn and Julian Schnabel under David Thorp's directorship from 1992-2001. The South London Gallery (SLG) can trace its roots as far back as 1868 when South London Working Men's College opened at 91 Blackfriars Road. However it only arrived at this venue on Peckham Road in 1891 when manager William Rossiter bought the freehold of Portland House on the site of what is now Camberwell College of Arts and built a new gallery in the grounds. Since 2001, with Margot Heller at the helm, recent shows have included Chris Burden, Christian Boltanski and the 'mad professor' Keith Tyson who, in 2002, won the Turner Prize on the strength of his SLG show. Improvements in 2010 saw the gallery double in size as well as the addition of a cafe, gardens, a flat for a programme of artist residencies, and an edication and events studio.


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Many Hands
London > Business >
Block F, The Biscuit Factory, 100 Clements Road, SE16 | 30 minutes from South London Gallery
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London > Business > Venue Hire
Drummond Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 30 minutes from South London Gallery
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The Paperworks
London > Business >
48-50 Newington Causeway, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 36 minutes from South London Gallery
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Theatre Peckham
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Havil Street, SE5 | 5 minutes from South London Gallery
In the heart of Borough, behind Southwark Town Hall, the Peckham Theatre offers theatre workshops especially aimed at children and young people in the borough. Their ... More
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Bussey Building
London > Entertainment >
133 Rye Lane, SE15 | 12 minutes from South London Gallery
Once an industrial powerhouse, one of the premier cricket bat makers in the country and an air raid shelter during the Second World War, the historic ... More
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Peckham Levels
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Levels 1 to 6 Peckham Town Centre Car Park, 95A Rye Lane, SE15 | 12 minutes from South London Gallery
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South London Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
65-67 Peckham Road, SE5 | Same location as South London Gallery
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MOCA London
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
113 Bellenden Road, SE15 | 11 minutes from South London Gallery
Founded in 1994 as a project based museum, MOCA - or The Museum of Contemporary Art, London - got its first home, in the Bellenden Renewal ... More
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Copeland Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Copeland Road, SE15 | 14 minutes from South London Gallery
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Brick House Bakery East Dulwich
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
1 Zenoria Street, SE22 | 19 minutes from South London Gallery
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London > Shopping >
6 Lordship Lane, SE22 | 19 minutes from South London Gallery
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Spray Rose
London > Shopping > Catalogue and Mail Order
69 East Dulwich Grove, SE22 | 21 minutes from South London Gallery
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No. 67 Caf and Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Modern European restaurants
67 Peckham Road, SE5 | Same location as South London Gallery
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Cool Cats' Cafe
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
149 Southampton Way, Camberwell, London SE5 | 7 minutes from South London Gallery
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Caravaggio restaurant
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
47 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 | 8 minutes from South London Gallery
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Education near South London Gallery

Near South London Gallery
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Mimo London
London > Education > Cookery Courses
1 Cathedral Street, Borough Market, SE1 | 2.3 miles from South London Gallery
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Chocolate Films Ltd
London > Education >
Units 1 & 2 119-123 Hackford Road, Brixton, London SW9 | 29 minutes from South London Gallery
Chocolate Films is a South London based film production company and social enterprise which runs a wide variety of media courses including stop motion animation, light ... More
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London College Of Communication
London > Education > Professional Training
Elephant & Castle, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 | 32 minutes from South London Gallery
From a clutch of excellent courses in London, this is the best and among the premier specialist media courses in the world. Formerly London College of ... More
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Burgess Park BMX Track
London > Leisure >
Burgess Park, Albany Road, Southwark, London SE5 | 15 minutes from South London Gallery
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Ruskin Park
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Denmark Hill, SE5 | 15 minutes from South London Gallery
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Goose Green
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
East Dulwich, SE22 | 17 minutes from South London Gallery
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The Phoenix Denmark Hill
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Windsor Walk, Denmark Hill, SE5 | 10 minutes from South London Gallery
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Prince of Peckham
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Clayton Road, SE15 | 12 minutes from South London Gallery
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The Rye Hotel
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
31 Peckham Rye, SE15 | 18 minutes from South London Gallery
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Bussey Rooftop Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
Fifth Floor Roof, Unit B, Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, SE15 | 12 minutes from South London Gallery
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Peckham Cellars
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
125 Queens Road, SE15 | 19 minutes from South London Gallery
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Corsica Studios
London > Nightlife > Nightclubs
Unit 5 Farrell Court, 4-5 Elephant Road, Elephant and Castle, London SE17 | 30 minutes from South London Gallery
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Imperial War Museum
London > Business > Venue Hire
Lambeth Road, Southwark, London SE1 | 1.9 miles from South London Gallery
This museum of 20th-century warfare offers a thoughtful look at what day-to-day life was like for both citizens and soldiers in the two world wars. The ... More
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Dulwich Picture Gallery
London > Business > Venue Hire
Gallery Road, SE21 | 2 miles from South London Gallery
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The Biscuit Factory
London > Business > Venue Hire
Drummond Road, Southwark, London SE16 | 30 minutes from South London Gallery
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