Housed in the former Lambeth Ragged School, Beaconsfield Gallery has expertly preserved the architectural features of its original design. Erected between 1849–1851 by Henry Beaufoy, it is designed in the classical Doric style with a Victorian spin. Since its rejuvenation as a contemporary art space, the gallery has gone from strength to strength, attracting homegrown and international artists and collaborations. Such innovation marks Beaconsfield Gallery out as a comfortable, cool, versatile venue for quality events including launches, conferences and corporate hospitality parties.
The striking Lower Space is both intimate and airy, fusing the existing features with stylish, contemporary design. Four original cast iron pillars and an original stone floor are complemented by contemporary spotlighting and a simple and fully functional bar area. It is ideal for drinks receptions or as the anteroom for larger affairs.
The Arch Space is a roomy tunnel, with over 130 square metres of floor space, and a brick vault and concrete floor that give it a raw and durable feel. This hard-core, urban setting can be adapted for a wide variety of events.
For a grander event, the Upper Space is Beaconsfield’s pièce de résistance, situated at the top of the original iron staircase. Original tiered wooden floorboards complement vast white walls, and the eye is drawn to a porthole window at the top of the rear wall. This room is bathed in the light from a trio of arched windows.
22 Newport Street
Venue Contact: David Crawforth