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9-10 June 2018

October Gallery

Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 12:30–17:30

Activities

Café serving Organic lunches, cakes, tea, coffee, juices and lovely wine. Tours of the garden and the building.

Entrance

24 Old Gloucester Street, through gallery.
Nearest postcode: WC1N 3AL

Buses

55, 68, 91,168, 25,8

Stations

Holborn, Russell Square

Cycle hire station

Red Lion Square (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Two steps up from street but wheelchair ramp is available.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

The Garden

Located in a former Victorian school built in 1863, October Gallery is dedicated to the appreciation of contemporary art from cultures around the world. The gallery exhibits and promotes the transvangarde – or transcultural avant-garde.

In the centre of the building is a courtyard with acers, camellias, bamboo, Pieris, shrubs and flowers, reflecting the ethos of the gallery and its artists. The garden is an unexpected refuge in the heart of London and another of Bloomsbury's best-kept secrets.

October Gallery is a self-supporting charitable trust, named after the month in which the gallery was founded, a season associated with ripeness and fruition.

October Gallery Courtyard: Chili Hawes
Visitor Information
Open

Saturday 12:30–17:30

Activities

Café serving Organic lunches, cakes, tea, coffee, juices and lovely wine. Tours of the garden and the building.

Entrance

24 Old Gloucester Street, through gallery.
Nearest postcode: WC1N 3AL

Buses

55, 68, 91,168, 25,8

Stations

Holborn, Russell Square

Cycle hire station

Red Lion Square (Map)

Toilets

Disabled toilet on site

Access

Two steps up from street but wheelchair ramp is available.

Dogs

Working assistance dogs only

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