About House of Illustration
Founded by Sir Quentin Blake and opened in July 2014 at the heart of the King's Cross regeneration area, it is the place to see, learn about and enjoy illustration in all its forms; from advertisements to animation, picture books to political cartoons and scientific drawings to fashion design. A registered charity, House of Illustration identifies and promotes new illustration talent, commissions new work and has a pioneering illustrator-led education and outreach programme.
‘Another gem to add to London’s bottomless jewel box of art' - Simon Schama
The beautiful nineteenth century brick building was designed by Lewis Cubbit, who also designed King’s Cross railway station and the granary that is now Central Saint Martins. It is home to our three galleries and studio, making us a unique event space with changing exhibitions, located in the heart of King’s Cross, on Granary Square.
Granary Square is a buzzing new development. Arts students, media professionals and residents mix beside the fountains and in the new Gas Canister Park – with the canal as a scenic backdrop – and there are plenty of restaurants and coffee shops. The restored Victorian warehouses give Granary Square it’s unique character and, at the cultural centre of this redevelopment, is House of Illustration.