Home of the RWS
48 Hopton Street
London SE1 9JH
Open daily during exhibitions, 11am - 6pm
020 7928 7521
In 2015 the RWS were approached by Alan Hay of the developer Alaska, who were looking for an arts-related charity to occupy part of a building in Whitcomb Street, just off Trafalgar Square. Research had found that Pall Mall East, where the RWS had shown their paintings so many years ago in the 19th Century, was in the same building.
The space includes historic vaults and two galleries where, in addition to Bankside Gallery, the RWS will be able to house and display its fascinating Archive & Diploma Collection and make it is available to educators, scholars, collectors, researchers and art lovers. The RWS is, at present, fundraising to make this possible.
The new gallery space at Whitcomb Street is expected to open to the public in 2020.