The Stanley Picker Gallery sits on a small island along the Hogsmill River, beside the Faculty of Art Design & Architecture at Kingston University’s Knights Park Campus. We recommend you take a minute to read the following directions, and refer to the map below to help you find us more easily.
How to find us
Arriving by Train: Direct trains to Kingston and Surbiton stations run regularly from Waterloo – via Vauxhall, Clapham Junction and Wimbledon – and take around 15/20 minutes. We are a short walk from Kingston railway station, if you follow the route described below, highlighted on our downloadable map above. From Surbiton, the walk is a bit longer, however, it’s easy to take a cab to the Gallery. Uber also operate regularly in the area.
Walking from Kingston Railway Station (approx 10 minutes): Exit station and follow Clarence Street (down the right-hand side of The Rotunda/Cinema) and continue past the telephone-box sculpture by artist David Mach on your left. Keep straight on, crossing the main roads at Fairfield North. Kingston Museum will be on your left on Wheatfield Way. Ahead you will see Fairfield Park. Cross the road to the Park and take Fairfield West, walking anti-clockwise around the park and onto Fairfield South. Then take the second right-hand exit down Mill Street straight to the Stanley Picker Gallery.
Arriving by Car & Parking: Free on-site parking at the Gallery can be accessed at Portland Road, via the entrance to Kingston University’s Middle Mill site. All visitors must request a parking permit from Middle Mill Reception, on the right after the barrier; the Gallery is not responsible for fines incurred by vehicles parked on site without a permit. Important: There is no vehicle access via Mill Street, so please do not follow satellite navigation systems that instruct this route.
Physical Access: All public spaces at the Stanley Picker Gallery are ground-floor and step-free. Dedicated parking spaces for wheelchair-users are found directly outside the Gallery following the same parking instructions as above. Please feel free to call us on 0208 417 4074 if you have any questions in advance of your visit.
Other places to visit: Kingston upon Thames has a wealth of cultural, heritage and tourist sites to explore when you visit us. We particularly recommend Kingston Museum and its unique collection of Victorian pioneer photographer Eadweard Muybridge, which can be found along the route from the railway station to the Stanley Picker Gallery. Up on Kingston Hill, along the south side of Richmond Park, the University’s Dorich House Museum – previous home of sculptor Dora Gordine – holds regular public open days; the Rose Theatre, along from the town centre’s historic Market Square, offers a comprehensive programme of live theatre and music; and the Thames riverside itself is just a beautiful place to sit and enjoy. Visit www.kingstonfirst.co.uk for local information and events.
Above images: En route to the Stanley Picker Gallery and Gallery Lobby with bespoke furniture and fittings by Faudet-Harrison.