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Visit The Nunnery

Nunnery Gallery is a free public gallery with a local focus, championing the work of emerging artists and uncovering local history and heritage.
181 Bow Rd, London E3 2SJ

About the Nunnery Gallery

Nunnery Gallery is a unique building on the ground floor of a former nineteenth-century convent, surrounded by Bow Arts studios. Presenting a diverse gallery programme, exhibitions aim to appeal to a wide audience with a particular focus on site-responsive work and works that explore the history and themes of the local area. Events accompany all shows, including panels, workshops and film screenings, creating debate and discussion around art in the community. There's also the beautiful Nunnery Café on site, offering AllPress coffee and excellent, locally-made cakes and pastries.

Photo Journeys

  • Click here to download Photo Journey from Bow Road Tube Station to the Nunnery Gallery
  • Click here to download Photo Journey from Bow Church DLR Station to the Nunnery Gallery

For further information, feel free to contact us.

Access Information

Nunnery Gallery has 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 nunnery@bowarts.com or call 020 8980 774 (Ext. 3)

Travel Information

Opening hours: Tues-Sun, 10am to 5pm
Address: Nunnery Gallery, 181 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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