The facilities provided within the college will give you with all you need to experiment and produce your work. Make the most of the letterpress, screen printing, etching, lithography, digital print, risograph, computer rooms, editing and animation rooms, library, periodical room, dark room, photography studio, 3D wood, metal and plastic workshop, ceramics workshop, 3D printing, central loan store and art shop. More information about the facilities are given on the university website. Beyond the college London provides an amazing range of inspirational and material resources. We have collected references to some of these here. We have grouped them under the following headings: bookshops and libraries, galleries and museums, print and production, paper and equipment, and online.

bookshops and libraries

South London Gallery Bookshop

The bookshop in the gallery next to college stocks a good selection of art and theory books. A great source for inspiration in your lunch break.

65–67 Peckham Road SE5 8UH
Ti Pi Tin

Ti Pi Tin is an artist-run project space dedicated to selling, supporting and promoting publications made by artists. They often have interesting events on centered around themes relevant to independent art publishing.

47 Stoke Newington High Street N16 8EL

Stocking a range of new and rare titles, periodicals and printed matter, with a focus on photography, art, critical theory, LGBT literature, music, fashion, counterculture, erotica, and esoterica.

75 Broadway Market, London E8 4PH

Specialising in books and magazines on the contemporary visual arts and visual culture, covering the subjects; fashion, graphic design, architecture, photography, fine art and visual & critical theory.

69 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY
20–22 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ
Claire De Rouen

A carefully curated selection of photobooks, zines, fashion tomes, look books and magazines.

First Floor, 125 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EW
Marcus Campbell

Stockist of rare and second hand publications on 20th and 21st Century Art. A variety of rare items are available to view including artist’s books, posters, multiples and original artworks that each tell a unique part of the story of modern and contemporary art.

43 Holland Street, London SE1 9JR
Book Art Bookshop

A tiny bookshop stocking a range of artist made books and independently produced publications.

17 Pitfield Street, London N1 6HB
Freedom Bookshop

The anarchist bookshop stocking independently published political literature.

Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX
Architecture Association

Located within the architecture school the shop stocks a range of interesting architecture related material.

32 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES
Koenig Books

Three bookshops all run by Walther Koenig Books. Art books, exhibition catalogues and art inspired gifts.

Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 3XA
80 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0BF
Whitechapel Art Gallery, 80–82 Whitechapel High Street,• London E1 7QX
St Bride Library

A vast historical collection of rare and wonderful books on the subject of printed matter. They also host many talks on design.

Bride Lane, Fleet St, London EC4Y 8EQ
X Marks the Bökship

Radically independent bookshop and event space run by Eleanor Vonne Brown. The Bökship stocks a large number of self published books by artists and designers. The events include reading groups, raft races, talks and more.

(currently closed)

galleries and museums

print and production

paper and equipment


The UK’s largest Art materials store.

Basement 16–28 Tabernacle Street (enter via Bonhill Street), London EC2A 4DD
GF Smith

Paper supplier based in south London. If approached in the right way they can be very generous with paper samples.

Six Bridges Trading Estate, Marlborough Grove, London SE1 5JT
John Purcell Paper

Paper supplier based in Stockwell. They have a good sample room where you can visit and see their range of papers.

15 Rumsey Road, London SW9 0TR

Their Imaginative Papers Studio is a space that you can go and see a range of paper samples.

Clerkenwell House 67 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1R 5BL
Shephards and Falkiner Fine Papers

Suppliers of a range of specialist book binding equipment and some really unusual papers.

30 Gillingham Street, London SW1V 1HU
4D Model Shop

A wide range of model making supplies. They make really amazing scale model trees.

The Arches 120 Leman Street, London E1 8EU
Whitten Timber

Based in Peckham. A wide range of standard and specialist timber.

Eagle Wharf, Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JT
Screw Fix

The UK’s largest supplier of tools.

Unit 5 Bermondsey Trading Estate, London SE16 3LL
Flints Theatrical Chandlers

An amazing range of materials and equipment for the stage.

39 Queen's Row, London SE17 2PX
Russell and Chapple

Canvas shop

30–31 Store Street, London WC1E 7QE



Lynda is an online learning platform for a wide range of software skills. The University has a subscription so all students can sign in and make the most of its resources.
Box of Broadcasts

An on demand TV and radio service with an archive of over 2 million broadcasts from free-to-air channels. It is really easy to edit and record clips from the programmes. All students can sign in and make the most of its resources.

An amazing online archive of avant-garde artwork. With a special emphasis on film and sound.
In Our Time Archive

45 minute radio programmes where groups of experts discuss and explain challenging subjects ranging across science, philosophy, culture, religion.

Short online talks covering a range of fascinating subjects and challenging ideas.