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House of Illustration is located at 2 Granary Square, a few minutes' walk from King's Cross Station.

Please note this is the Granary Square in King's Cross, not in Islington. View a map here.

Instructions on getting here are below or you can download them here

Directions from King's Cross Station

To find us, take the Regent's Canal exit of King’s Cross Station. You should see a large bird cage sculpture in front of you. Turn right to join King's Boulevard - a pedestrian route going north, up a slight hill. When you come to the top of the boulevard, cross the road onto a bridge over Regent’s canal. You should be facing UAL Central Saint Martins and the fountains (although they may be turned off!) This is Granary Square.

If you walk past the Lighterman Pub, you will find us at the north-east corner of Granary Square, the building to the right of Central Saint Martins. The entrance to House of Illustration is on the side facing the grassy area, nearer to the Waitrose entrance. Do not enter via the entrance that says ‘Art Fund’ – we are the entrance on the opposite side of the building.


One admission ticket grants entry to ALL of our current exhibitions and can be booked on any exhibition page. 

Ticket With Gift Aid Without Gift Aid
Adults £8.25 £7.50
Concessions £5.50 £5.00
Children £4.40 £4.00
Families £19.80 £18.00

Concessions: Senior (over 65), student, job seeker, disabled
Child: aged 5-18. Under 5s go free (up to four per parent or guardian)
Family: Up to 2 adults and 3 children under 18
Any paying disabled visitor can be accompanied by their carer free of charge.

50% discount to National Art Pass holders when tickets are bought in person at the front desk.

Groups of 10 or more are entitled to a further 10% discount, with teachers and group leaders going free. Booking in advance is essential for group visits as our galleries are popular and can become congested. To book a group visit please email with your preferred date and time.

Opening times

10am-6pm, Tuesdays to Sundays. Closed Mondays. Final admission is at 5:30pm. 

Occasionally we will operate with reduced opening hours - check back here for details.


At the House of Illustration shop you'll find exclusive exhibition merchandise alongside our curated selection of the best illustrated books, cards and gifts around. It's the perfect place to find great gifts for illustrators and illustration lovers of all ages - from design books and graphic novels to colouring books to limited edition prints from the featured illustrators in our Print Shop.


Our shop and galleries are all on the ground floor and are fully wheelchair-accessible, with lift access to our workshop space, and accessible toilets. House of Illustration welcomes guide and assistance dogs.

You can view a map of accessible parking spaces and toilets here (PDF).


Please be aware that we don’t have a cloakroom, so can only accomodate a limited number of large bags or suitcases behind the front desk on any day.


For press enquiries please contact: Amy Forshaw on or Lucy Plaskett on 020 3696 2022/


Photography of artwork for personal or commercial purposes is not permitted in our galleries. This policy is due to copyright restrictions and for reasons of security and conservation. A selection of images from each exhibition are viewable on our What’s on pages and are published as postcards by our gallery shop. If you would like to reproduce images of our exhibitions for press purposes, please contact Amy Forshaw (see 'Press').


Bus: Routes 10, 17, 30, 45, 46, 59, 73, 91, 205, 214, 259, 390 and 476 all have stops nearby.

Underground: The nearest Underground station is King's Cross St. Pancras, served by the Circle and District, Hammersmith and City, Piccadilly, Northern and Victoria lines.

Rail: The nearest mainline railway stations are King's Cross, St Pancras and Euston.

Cycling: We are a couple of minutes ride via King's Cross from the cycle paths along Regen's Canal. Cycle parking is available at House of Illustration immediately to the right of the entrance.

Driving: By road King's Cross is at the end of the A1 route into London from the North. Please note there are no general parking facilities at House of Illustration, but the 250-bay Handyside Car Park can be found at 3 Canal Reach, London N1C 4BA. You can find more information here.