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Rooms for hire at libraries and the Archives Centre

Hire one of the well-equipped rooms for business functions, meetings and music practice.

Exhibition space at Westminster Reference Library

The exhibition space is currently unavailable for hire. We apologise for the inconvenience. 

Westminster Reference Library is a beautiful 1920s building in the heart of the West End and offers an attractive exhibition space for hire. 

Specifications and equipment

Facilities and equipment:

  • central location, next to the National Gallery
  • ideal for solo shows
  • 25 square metre space
  • height of the picture rail is 220cm
  • easy to use hanging system, enough for 20 pictures of up to 15kg in weight 
  • vertical display cabinet available
  • hire of the space is done weekly from Wednesday to Tuesday
  • commission free
  • public access

Exhibition criteria

Exhibition hire is open to all and provides an affordable gallery in one of London’s most sort after areas. Additionally, the library holds an open access art and design collection of national significance that artists are welcome to connect to their exhibitions. The gallery is on the first floor and set alongside the Westminster Music Library.   

In accordance with Westminster City Council guidelines, the library will exercise its right to vet material to be exhibited, for potential to offend, or sensitivity issues, relating to ethnic, religious, political and diversity grounds. Material must be submitted for inspection and cleared with the appropriate officer in good time, before hanging. 

How to book

For further information, including the full terms and conditions of hire, and to book, please contact Westminster Reference Library.

Published: 14 December 2020

Last updated: 3 April 2023