Chelsea Gallery

Chelsea Gallery

Chelsea Gallery
Chelsea Gallery

Chelsea Gallery is a beautiful exhibition space located in the heart of Chelsea, in King's Road, one of the trendiest streets in London. The gallery is perfect for both amateur and professional artists or collectors who wish to sell/exhibit their work or collections independently.

See Hiring Chelsea Gallery for further information.


Current and forthcoming exhibitions

An exhibition of works by John Watts, Wilf Williams and Patrick Smith

  • Tuesday 18 to Sunday 30 July 2017


Recent exhibitions include


Hiring the gallery

About the gallery space

The main gallery features four glass display cabinets, each with their own light fixtures, suitable for all types of exhibits. These cabinets cannot be removed a clip-rail system for hanging pictures and paintings is available along the walls. We provide hanging rods that can be adjusted to suit any size of exhibit. The exhibits must be framed in order for the picture-hanging system to work. Nothing can be attached to the walls in any other way. The gallery receives plenty of natural light during the day, but both cabinets and clip-rails have their own lighting if needed.

Download and print the Floor plan of Chelsea Gallery [PDF] (file size 22Kb)

Extra space

There is extra space available for hire which is used as the library display space. It is not available for hire separately.

Hire charges

Duration of hire Cost Concessionary cost*
One week £200 £180
Two weeks £300 £270
Extra space (one week**) £105 £95
Extra space (two weeks**) £145 £130
Private view (Wednesday evening only) £155 (no discount)

* If you live in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, or you are an organisation connected solely with the Royal Borough and can show evidence of this, you may qualify for concessionary rates. Please ask staff for more details.

** The extra space can be used for the additional charge, if it is not in use by the library, but can not be hired out separately.

Gallery bookings run from Monday to Monday. The exhibitions are taken down between 9.30 to 11am, while the new exhibitions are set up from 11am to 7pm on Mondays.

How to book the gallery

  • For initial enquiries regarding the availability of the gallery, please telephone Chelsea Reference Library on 020 7361 4073 or enquire via email to ChelseaGalleryHire@rbkc.gov.uk
  • You can also download and print the terms and conditions [PDF] (file size 40Kb) 
  • Completed booking forms should be returned to Gallery Bookings, Chelsea Reference Library, Old Town Hall, King's Road, London SW3 5EZ
  • Please enclose a cheque for the full amount due, made payable to "The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea." Without this we cannot confirm the booking

When the gallery is available for hire

The gallery is available for hire throughout the year, except on Bank Holidays.

Private views
A private view evening may be booked for a Wednesday during the period of hire. There is a separate charge for this (see table) as portering staff need to be hired to give access to and provide security for the library while it is closed. A private view is strictly for invited guests - the general public will not be admitted at this time.

 Opening times of the gallery

Exhibitors and visitors may have access to the gallery during the following times:

  • Monday: 9.30am to 8pm
  • Tuesday: 9.30am to 8pm
  • Wednesday: 9.30am to 5pm
  • Thursday: 9.30am to 8pm
  • Friday: 9.30am to 5pm
  • Saturday: 9.30am to 5pm
  • Sunday: 1 to 5pm

Private views can be held from 5 to 8pm on Wednesdays.

If you hire the gallery we ask that you ensure visitors have left the premises by the closing times mentioned above