IMPORTANT: Gallery closed Friday 24 May due to local emergency
Stanley Picker Gallery sits on a small island along the Hogsmill River, beside Kingston School of Art, at Kingston University’s Knights Park Campus. We strongly recommend you take a minute to read the following directions, please click here to download a printable map with directions on how to find us.
How to find us
Arriving by Train: Nearest stations are Kingston and Surbiton, with frequent trains from Waterloo, Vauxhall, Clapham Junction and Wimbledon (c. 20min journey). The Gallery is a short walk from Kingston railway station (see route described here below and highlighted on the downloadable map above). From Surbiton station the walk is 15/20 min, with regular buses running to Kingston (5 min) and taxis easily available near the station.
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 road at Fairfield North. Kingston Museum will be on your left on Wheatfield Way with Fairfield Park ahead. 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.
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 if you have any questions in advance of your visit.
Also in the area
Kingston upon Thames has a wealth of cultural, heritage and tourist sites to explore when you visit. We recommend Kingston Museum and its unique collection of Victorian pioneer photographer Eadweard Muybridge, which can be found along the route from the Kingston station to the Stanley Picker Gallery. Nearby on Kingston Hill, beside Richmond Park, the University’s Dorich House Museum – former studio-home of sculptor Dora Gordine – is open Thursday-Saturday and holds regular public exhibitions and events; the Rose Theatre, along from the town centre’s historic Market Square, offers a comprehensive programme of live theatre and music; the Thames riverside and Richmond Park are beautiful places to enjoy. Visit www.kingstonfirst.co.uk for local information and events.