Planning your hire

Please note that bookings must include time for set-up and take-down. Hire fees include exclusive use of the space(s), cloakroom facilities, and the services of an event manager. Depending on the nature of the event, additional staff may be hired if required and House of Illustration can provide technicians (also with an additional charge) but does not provide catering. We are happy, however, to provide you with a list of approved caterers and other suppliers.

Guided tours can be arranged and quoted for on a case by case basis, along with access to the shop.

Please note that, as we curate our own exhibition programme, our venues are not available to hire for showing artwork.

Getting here

House of Illustration is 2½ hours from Manchester, 4 ½ hours from Edinburgh, and 3 hours from Paris. King’s Cross and Euston stations are nearby with excellent London Underground connections as well as national and international rail services. 


Our building is wheelchair accessible. The South Gallery is on the ground floor and the Clore Studio is on the lower ground floor, serviced by a lift.


Free wifi is available throughout the building.

Filming and photography

We welcome hires from film and production companies.

To watch an episode of Minnie's Fashion Challenge produced by Disney Channel UK and filmed in House of Illustration's South Gallery and Clore Studio, click here.

Site visits

Please note that site visits are by appointment only. To arrange a visit, please contact