Exhibitions, Events, Talks, Learning Projects and more – find out what’s happening at Drawing Room!
Find out our opening hours, how to get here and learn more about our space & local area.
Drawing Room/Tannery Arts
Unit 1b, New Tannery Way
London, SE1 5WS
Our Learning projects make drawing relevant and accessible to our community – for schools, teachers, families & local groups. Come and Draw!
Free and open to all, our Library is a unique collection of around 4,000 books dedicated to the exploration of contemporary drawing.
Our Members support all that we do and enjoy exclusive events, talks, tours and studio visits – find out how you can join!
Buy publications related to our exhibitions, as well as unique artworks and limited editions.
Find out more about Drawing Room, what we do, and our relationship with studio provider Tannery Arts.
Tannery Arts is a small, independent charity concerned with supporting the professional development of emerging and established artists through the provision of affordable studios, promoting their practice through opportunities to exhibit work, develop projects, generate partnerships with local authorities, private property owners and social housing organisations as well as engage in learning activities.
If you need assistance with your visit please contact us on +44(0)204 547 6200 or email your query to [email protected] and we will do everything we can to make sure you have a positive experience at Drawing Room.
We are committed to removing barriers for visitors with disabilities and ensuring all our spaces and events are accessible to everyone. We have recently moved into our new building and we are working on improving accessibility to our spaces and information available on our website. Please let us know if there is something missing on this page or if you have any feedback.
Exhibitions in our galleries are free to everyone, Wed–Sun 12-6pm. The gallery is closed between exhibitions.
Our Library is free to use, Tue–Sun 12-6pm, though sometimes it may be closed for events, so if you’re making a special visit, please check in advance by emailing [email protected]
Special events are available to book online through our website and most are Pay What You Can. If you are not able to make a booking online we also accept bookings in person, or email via [email protected] or call 44(0)204 547 6200.
We are also able to offer one free carer ticket for events if needed. If you would like to book an additional carer ticket please contact [email protected] or call 44(0)204 547 6200.
Drawing Room/Tannery Arts
Unit 1b New Tannery Way
London SE1 5WS
The main entrance to Drawing Room/Tannery Arts is on Grange Road, next to the white Alaska Building. Our building is behind a set of grey steel gates with entry through a pedestrian gate and we are the first building on the right. Access is also via Crimscott Street through a pedestrian gate.
Buses 1, 78 stops outside on Grange Road. 188, 42 stops on Tower Bridge Road. C10 stops at Bermondsey Square.
Tube/Rail London Bridge station then 15 minute walk via Bermondsey Street. Jubilee line to Bermondsey station then 10 minute walk.
Car There is no parking on site, but plenty of paid street parking nearby. The closest paid street parking area to Drawing Room is Crimscott Street – you can pay for your parking by phone on 020 7005 0055, or by using the PayByPhone app. There are 4 Blue Badge disabled parking bays on Spa Road, 200-250m from the gallery.
Our building entrance has step free access. Access to the Gallery, Library, Shop and Toilets are all step free. We have power assisted doors to our gallery and we are in the process of installing these throughout the building. Staff are available to help with accessibility around the building where needed.
Assistance dogs are welcome in all of our spaces.
We have accessible gender-neutral toilets.
Unfortunately, there are no baby changing facilities on site at this point, but we are working to improve facilities in this area.
If you have any Access needs you would like us to be aware of, please email [email protected] or call +44(0)204 547 6200
We have recently moved into our new building and gallery in September, and we are working to remove barriers for visitors with disabilities and to ensure our events and exhibitions are accessible. We would welcome your recommendations.