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Gallery venue hire at House of Illustration

The heart of King's Cross: venue hire at House of Illustration

We just wanted to say thank you so much for all the help and support last night. We had a marvellous evening and it was a privilege to be in that lovely space you work in and share that with so many people. We are extremely grateful for all the team's hard work and help last night.
- Roy Johnson, UK Sales Manager at Quarto Publishing

The House of Illustration is set to become one of London’s most sought-after venues, described by Simon Schama as ‘another gem to add to London’s bottomless jewel box of art.'

Located in Granary Square in the heart of the regenerated King’s Cross development, House of Illustration takes pride of place in one of London’s most exciting new areas, benefiting from great transport links. The beautiful nineteenth century brick building makes an ideal setting for any event, from conferences to receptions. 

The South Gallery

Situated on the ground floor of the building, the South Gallery is a blank canvas with abundant natural light, climate control and inbuilt AV facilities. The room is perfect for conferences, away days, evening receptions and formal dining.

Please note that the South Gallery will not be available for catered events from the 13th of June until the 2nd of October 2016.


Theatre style:      70       Cabaret:      45     
Classroom: 40 Reception: 100

Hourly hire rate: £250 +VAT (2 hours minimum booking required).

As part of our public gallery space, bookings for the South Gallery are subject to availability - please get in touch with your requirements. Please also note that full-day bookings of the South Gallery are only available on Mondays.

Clore Studio

The Clore Studio at House of Illustration, a well-appointed and versatile room on the lower ground floor of 2 Granary Square, is also available for hire. Ideal for creative workshops and seminars, the space can accommodate up to 30 delegates and may be hired on its own or as a breakout space for events in the South Gallery.

Hourly hire rate: £70 +VAT.

Planning your hire

Please note that bookings must include time for take-down. Hire fees include exclusive use of the space(s), cloakroom facilities, and the services of an event manager. House of Illustration works with a list of approved caterers, technicians and other suppliers, which can be provided on request.

Access to exhibitions in the Main Galleries is included in the hire fee during normal opening hours of the building (10:00 to 17:30, Tuesday to Sunday). Outside of these hours, House of Illustration can make the exhibition galleries available at an extra cost. Guided tours are offered and quoted for on a case by case basis, as is access to the shop.


We would like to extend a huge thank you to the team at House of Illustration. They were incredibly helpful and accommodating in making sure everything went to plan.
- Jeremy, Embassy of Belgium

We had a wonderful evening. House of Illustration is such a wonderful space and you were all very welcoming. Lovely and very helpful volunteers.
- Celia Washington, Director of Kathmandu Arts

Last night was fantastic! We are grateful to you and all of the team for making the event so wonderful, and we look forward to further collaborations in future seasons.
- Rachel, Quarto Publishing

Filming and Photography

House of Illustration is also available for filming and photography purposes. Go here 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. For more information on filming or photography please get in touch.

To find out more about gallery venue hire at House of Illustration please contact Valentina Zunino, Events Assistant: / 02036962020