IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR VISITORS: COVID-19
We are very pleased to welcome you back to Camden Art Centre.
The Centre reopens on Thursday 24 September 2020, with carefully planned social distancing and safety measures in place.
Before your visit, please familiarise yourself with our updated visitor information, designed for your safety, and the safety of our staff:
If you, or anyone you live with, displays symptoms associated with COVID-19, please delay your visit until it is safe to do so.
Our current opening times: Thursday to Sunday, 11am to 6pm.
The café is open from 9am via the stepped entrance from Finchley Road
Please book a free, timed slot in advance of your visit as only a limited number of people are allowed into the building at any one time. You can book up to six tickets. Please arrive at the timeslot on your ticket. There is no time limit on how long you can spend in the gallery.
In line with Tier 2 Lockdown restrictions, visitors must only book tickets with members of their own household
Additional bike racks have been made available for visitors, on a first come first served basis.
There is one disabled parking bay. Please contact us in advance if you require this.
You may be asked to wait for short periods during busy times to ensure that social distancing is not compromised.
Our café Cantine has reopened with a lovely new team, delicious new recipes and some popular classics; perfect artisan coffee, tea, baked goods and natural wines. They have also introduced some changes to how they operate. If you would like to use the café, visitors are encouraged to book a timed entry slot through OpenTable, which is managed by Cantine. Walk ups are also welcome but you will need to be booked in on arrival through Opentable in order to comply with NHS Test and Trace. Seating has been reduced and enhanced cleaning and operating procedures are in place. Entrance is via the garden steps on Finchley Road, unless you have access requirements. For full information see camdenartcentre.org/café.
If café visitors wish to then visit the exhibition a separate booking should be made and our welcoming assistant at the front desk can help with this. To avoid disappointment make bookings in advance.
We ask that visitors adhere to social distancing, keeping a two-metre distance from others, and follow our Front of House team’s guidance of how many visitors can be in any given space of the Centre.
All visitors are asked to wear face coverings, for your safety and the safety of other visitors and staff. Masks will be available on site.
If you are exempt from wearing a face covering please feel free to inform the our Gallery Invigilators when you arrive.
Our Front of House team will all be wearing face coverings.
Walk-ins will always be warmly welcomed through our doors, but we will need to book you in through Opentable, in order to comply with NHS Track and Trace, so we may just ask you to wait at the entrance while we take these details and also to help control the flow of guests coming in and out of the space.
Data will be handled in accordance with GDPR.
All visitors will be required to use the hand sanitisation station on entry to the building. Further sanitisation stations will be available throughout the building.
We are implementing extra cleaning through-out The Centre. Please refrain from touching surfaces in the Centre where possible.
Our toilets will be open with enhanced cleaning. Please wash hands thoroughly as per government guidelines.
Lockers will not be available to visitors and we cannot offer a cloakroom, so please be aware that you will have to carry your belongings with you, during your visit. Backpacks must be worn on the front of the body and large bags will not be permitted in the gallery/cannot be stored.
The Camden Art Centre Bookshop will remain closed for the time being. We will however be selling The Botanical Mind exhibition related books, catalogues and other merchandise.
We are not currently accepting cash payments, so please be prepared to pay by card. Contactless payments are preferred where possible.
Our onsite Events and Learning programmes, including courses are paused while social distancing and other health and safety measures are in place. We will be reviewing this regularly so please an eye on the Camden Art Centre website and social media channels for regular updates. Please visit here for our online activities.
We are pleased to take group bookings for our exhibitions. We are following the government guidance on the rule of 6, which includes the group leader. For more information and to book, please see here.
Staff will be on hand to ensure you receive a warm welcome and have a safe and enjoyable visit.
Welcome back, we have missed you.
Underground: Finchley Road, Hampstead
Overground: Finchley Road & Frognal
Bus: 13, 268, 82, 113
On-site parking for disabled visitors is available, please call in advance to reserve a space.
As part of Camden Arts Centre’s commitment to access, equality and diversity, we have made physical adjustments to our toilets, removing our urinals and updating our signage to make all toilets accessible for our audiences. We wish to create an environment where all staff, artists and visitors are afforded respect and dignity; this is a step towards making the Centre more accessible for trans and non-binary people, and parents with children. Our longer-term aim is to increase the number of toilet cubicles when funding allows. If you have any comments, questions or feedback, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There is paid parking available at the O2 Shopping Centre 400 metres away. On-street parking is unrestricted on Sundays.
For information on group visits and tours, please see here.
Camden Arts Centre
London NW3 6DG
Galleries, Bookshop, Café & Garden
Thursday to Sunday: 11.00am – 6.00pm
Café Thursday to Sunday: 9:00am – 6:00pm (via Finchley Road, last orders 5:30pm)