(Photo: Colin Wing)
Originally St George the Martyr School, built in 1863, October Gallery was founded in 1979 and is dedicated to the appreciation of art from all cultures around the world. The gallery exhibits and promotes art of the transvangarde - or transcultural avant-garde.
In the centre of the building is a courtyard with acers, camellias, shrubs and flowers. This provides a delightful setting, reflecting the ethos of the gallery and its artists. The garden is an unexpected refuge in the heart of urban London and another one 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:
- Saturday 12:30–17:30
- Art gallery, lunches, teas, coffees and cakes. Tours of the garden and the building.
24 Old Gloucester Street, through gallery.
Nearest postcode: WC1N 3AL
- 55, 68, 91,168, 25,8
- Holborn, Russell Square
- Cycle hire station:
- Red Lion Square (Map)
- Toilet on site.
- Two steps up from street but wheelchair ramp is available
- Working assistance dogs only
(click on names for details):
Russell Square Gardens
Goodenough College - London House and William Goodenough House Quadrangles
SOAS Japanese-Inspired Roof Garden
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