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
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 8UHhttp://www.southlondongallery.org/page/books
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 8ELhttp://www.tipitin.com
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 4PHhttp://www.donlonbooks.com
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
A carefully curated selection of photobooks, zines, fashion tomes, look books and magazines.
First Floor, 125 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EWhttps://www.clairederouenbooks.com
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 9JRhttps://www.marcuscampbell.co.uk
A tiny bookshop stocking a range of artist made books and independently produced publications.
17 Pitfield Street, London N1 6HBhttps://www.bookartbookshop.com
The anarchist bookshop stocking independently published political literature.
Angel Alley, 84b Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QXhttps://www.freedompress.org.uk
Located within the architecture school the shop stocks a range of interesting architecture related material.
32 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3EShttps://www.aabookshop.net
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
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 8EQhttp://www.sbf.org.uk
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.
galleries and museums
A contemporary arts space encompassing a gallery and studios in Peckham. The space is co-run by James Edgar who also runs the letterpress at Camberwell.
49 Staffordshire Street, London SE15 5TJhttp://www.assemblypoint.xyz
This website provides a comprehensive list and map of art spaces in South London.http://www.southlondonartmap.com
Bold Tendencies is located in the multi-storey car park behind the Peckham Plex cinema. Each year they commission a summer programme of visual art, architecture, music, theatre, film, literature. food and drink. Frank’s Café, which is on the roof, has the most amazing views of London.
Floors 7–10, 95A Rye Lane, London SE15 4TGhttp://www.boldtendencies.com
Frederick John Horniman founded this museum with an amazing collection of objects that were grouped around anthropology, natural history and musical instruments. The exhibition design of the natural history rooms hasn’t changed and is worth a visit in itself.
100 London Road, London SE23 3PQhttp://www.horniman.ac.uk
The architect John Soane created an exceptional collection of artworks, sculptures, furniture and artifacts and put them on display in his own home in Lincoln's Inn Fields. The house has been left untouched since his death.
13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3BPhttp://www.soane.org
For a subscription fee based on your own income this card allows you to get into over 900 museums and galleries in the UK for free.https://www.museumsassociation.org/members-free-entry
print and production
Offering a range of digital printing and finishing facilities.
Chelsea College of Arts, 16 John Islip Street, London SW1P 4JUhttp://www.arts.ac.uk/chelsea/about/facilities/digital-studio/
Offering a range of digital and risograph printing. Great for one off or small run publications.
London College of Communication, Elephant and Castle, London SE1 6SBhttp://www.arts.ac.uk/lcc/about-lcc/facilities/digital-facilities
A student friendly digital printer who offer a range of colour printing options. They have two shops – one near Tower Bridge and the other in Angel. They are especially good for cheap large format black and white prints which go up to A0.
116 Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London N1 0QH
3b Maltings Place, 169 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 3LJ
They offer a reprographics service for a range of small run or one off print needs. They offer a 20% student discount. Often people have gone to get screen printing positives printed here.
13 Swan Yard, London N1 1SDhttp://www.panopus.com
Very cheap and quick online digital print service. But don't expect high quality and the choice of papers and binding is fairly limited. You also need to design to their set formats.https://www.solopress.com
Risograph printing press for small runs of publication. They also run a range of nice workshops and a design studio as well.
6 Scawfell Street, London E2 8NGhttp://www.hatopress.net
Digital and offset printing. Only suitable if you are printing a number of publications as opposed to a one off.http://www.exwhyzed.co.uk
Small runs newspaper printer.
Room 103 South Block, 58–60 Osborne Street, Glasgow G1 5QHhttps://www.newspaperclub.com
A newspaper printer good if you are printing a bigger run.
Newark Road, Peterborough PE1 5TDhttp://www.sharmanandco.co.uk
Cost effective offset litho printer based in east London.
35 Bow Triangle Business Centre, Eleanor Street, London E3 4URhttp://www.aldgatepress.co.uk
A print finishers based in Peckham. Have bound a number of student publications in the past.
Unit One The Print Village, 58 Chadwick Road SE15 4PUhttp://www.printfinisherssoutheastlondon.co.uk
The Wyvern Bindery is a small, highly professional and friendly team specialising in fine bindings, repairs, bespoke boxes and albums.
56–58 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5PXhttp://www.wyvernbindery.com
Book Works consists of a publishing and commissioning department; and a studio specialising in binding, box-making and multiples.
19 Holywell Row, London EC2A 4JBhttps://www.bookworks.org.uk
London Centre for Book Arts is an artist-run, open-access studio providing education programmes for the community and access to resources for artists, designers and makers.
Unit 18 Britannia Works, 56 Dace Road, London E3 2NQhttp://www.londonbookarts.org
Specialising in fabricating things like signs out of acrylic. In the front of their store they have a range of cheap off-cuts or coloured acrylic.
238–240 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 0AAhttp://www.hamaracrylic.co.uk
Large format film positives for screen printing, banners, digital printing and vinyl cutting.
674 Old Kent Road, London SE15 1JFhttp://www.hexio.co.uk
Online only printer offering a range of services. Limited choice of papers and binding for books.https://www.pixartprinting.co.uk
Print on demand printer. Lulu allows you to not only order one off or small runs of your publication but you can also publish it online so that other people can buy your book from the lulu website. Limited to a fixed range of formats.https://www.lulu.com
Similar to Lulu, Blurb allows you to not only order one off or small runs of your publication but you can also publish it online so that other people can buy your book from the Blurb website. Limited to a fixed range of formats.http://www.blurb.com
paper and equipment
The UK’s largest Art materials store.
Basement 16–28 Tabernacle Street (enter via Bonhill Street), London EC2A 4DDhttp://www.atlantisart.co.uk
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 5JThttps://www.gfsmith.com
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 0TRhttp://www.johnpurcell.net
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 5BLhttp://www.fedrigoni.co.uk
Suppliers of a range of specialist book binding equipment and some really unusual papers.
30 Gillingham Street, London SW1V 1HUhttp://www.store.bookbinding.co.uk
A wide range of model making supplies. They make really amazing scale model trees.
The Arches 120 Leman Street, London E1 8EUhttp://www.modelshop.co.uk
Based in Peckham. A wide range of standard and specialist timber.
Eagle Wharf, Peckham Hill Street, London SE15 5JThttp://www.whittentimber.co.uk
The UK’s largest supplier of tools.
Unit 5 Bermondsey Trading Estate, London SE16 3LLhttp://www.screwfix.com
An amazing range of materials and equipment for the stage.
39 Queen's Row, London SE17 2PXhttp://www.flints.co.uk
30–31 Store Street, London WC1E 7QEhttps://www.russellandchapple.co.uk
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.http://www.lynda.com
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.https://www.learningonscreen.ac.uk/ondemand
An amazing online archive of avant-garde artwork. With a special emphasis on film and sound.http://www.ubuweb.com
45 minute radio programmes where groups of experts discuss and explain challenging subjects ranging across science, philosophy, culture, religion.http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qykl
Short online talks covering a range of fascinating subjects and challenging ideas.http://www.ted.com