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Royal Watercolour Society
Bankside Gallery
48 Hopton Street

Email: info@banksidegallery.com
Telephone: 020 7928 7521

The Royal Watercolour Society is based at Bankside Gallery, located on the south bank of the River Thames next to Tate Modern. During exhibitions the Gallery is open daily between 11am and 6pm. Admission to our exhibitions is free.

Buying Art

If you are interested in work by one of our Members, or have seen a painting that you like on this website that you wish to purchase, please telephone the Gallery on the number above.


The Gallery shop stocks a range of cards and art books, including a specialist section of technical guides to watercolour painting. You can also find RWS greetings cards, DVDs and sketchbooks.

How to find us

The Gallery is on the South Bank of the Thames near Tate Modern. If you are approaching from the River Walkway look out for the Founders Arms Pub, the entrance to the Gallery is down the steps just opposite the pub. There is also a ramp for wheelchair access. Blackfriars, Southwark, St Paul’s, Mansion House and London Bridge stations are all within walking distance and several buses stop on nearby Southwark Street and Blackfriars Bridge Road. Please download our map for more detailed information.

The Royal Society of Painters in Water Colours is a registered charity in England and Wales No. 258348
Bankside Gallery (Trading) Ltd. Registered in England and Wales No. 01986281
Registered Office: 48 Hopton Street, Blackfriars, London SE1 9JH
Tel. 020 7928 7521
Email: support@royalwatercoloursociety.co.uk