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Bow Arts is a venue that combines an outdoor courtyard, a gallery and an informal meeting area to create the ultimate events space. Whether you are looking to hold a drinks reception, a team building day or anything in-between, Bow Arts would be delighted to accommodate. We are located in the heart of London’s Artist Quarter and a short distance from the Olympic Park. All our spaces are completely self-contained; with facilities and a dedicated entrance straight off Bow Road.

Bow Arts spaces are available for hire on an hourly, daily or weekly basis. Longer term hires will also be considered. Events of any size are welcomed and are managed with the same care and attention to detail. Our spaces are adaptable and flexible and can be used for: Conferences, Meetings, Presentations, Performances, Private dinners, Receptions, Film/ Photography shoots, Lectures, Press launches, Exercise classes and others.

With a friendly and reliable team of staff to assist you, Bow Arts offers a package of support to help plan and deliver your event. We provide assistance with every step of the way to help to ensure your event is a success. We provide audio visual support and all of our Bow Road spaces are completely wheelchair accessible.

To make an enquiry or to book one of our spaces please email

Bow Arts Courtyard
Capacity: 300

The multi-purpose spacious internal courtyard measures and is ideal for outdoor private and public events. The courtyard has a capacity of up to 300 people and can be adapted to suit a variety of functions. All hires of the courtyard include the adjacent Courtyard Rooms which has a kitchenette and a wheelchair accessible toilet.

This space is completely self-contained with a dedicated entrance straight off Bow Road, providing step-free access and easy delivery.

Features: ports for PA system, PA system itself, covered space for catering/ seating and gazebos/ tables for use.
Venue Measurements: 3500 sq. ft.

Nunnery Gallery
Capacity: 150

The Nunnery Gallery is a unique building situated on the ground floor of a former convent, with neo-gothic revival detailing. Surrounded by Bow Arts studios, this distinctive space provides a welcoming environment and a unique backdrop for an array of events.

While we have exhibitions scheduled for the majority of the year, we do hire out the gallery for receptions/evening events, which provides the unique opportunity for clients to hold their event amongst beautiful artwork. This space is available for hire every evening of the week and all day Monday.

Features: full wheelchair accessible/ step-free access, toilet, Wi-Fi, Audio/Visual capabilities for presentations with sound.
Venue Measurements: 975 sq. ft. 14 ft. height

Courtyard Rooms
Capacity: 25

This space comprises an informal meeting area, kitchenette and wheelchair accessible toilet and entrance. This airy and bright meeting room can hold up to 25 people, providing a quaint space ideal for meetings, screenings, presentations and training.

Features: the facilities are excellent and the rate is inclusive of free Wi-Fi internet, flipchart, whiteboard and markers, water, pads and pens. Use of the projector can be arranged as well. The fee is included in all courtyard hires.
Venue Measurements: 355 sq. ft.

DM Architects | Project Space

Based in our Bow Road site, this space is available for short-term hires, specifically meetings, photo shoots or to try something out in a larger space. Based on the ground floor it is good for access, with natural light also. 

Photography equipment is available for use, please contact Monica for details on Discounted rates for Bow Artists.

Access Information

Bow Arts Courtyard, Courtyard Rooms and Nunnery Gallery have step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.

Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email or call 020 8980 774 (Ext. 3)

Travel Information

Opening hours: Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm
Address: 181-183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ
Nearest station(s): Bow Road (District and Hammersmith and City lines) is a 6-minute walk away, and Bow Church (DLR) is a 3-minute walk away.
Bus: 205, 25, 425, A8, D8, 108, 276, 488 and 8 all service the surrounding area.

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