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Dilston Grove, former Clare College Mission Church

Dilston Grove, former Clare College Mission Church, Southwark, London SE16 2DD View on map

Former Clare College Mission Church on the southwest corner of Southwark Park and is Grade II listed. Designed by architects Sir John Simpson and Maxwell Ayrton, it was built in 1911 and is one of the earliest examples of poured concrete construction. Renovated by Walter Mentheth Architects in 2010 and now represents London's only large-scale raw space regularly available to artists. The church space is fully accessible during exhibition periods.


Opening Arrangements

Wednesday-Sunday Winter: 11am-4pm Summer: 11am-5pm (Free entry during exhibitions)


Located in the southwest corner of Southwark Park. Rail Overground: South Bermondsey, Surrey Quay; Underground: Canada Water or Bermondsey. Bus: routes 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, C10 and P12.

Parking Spaces


Public car park for Southwark Park

Disabled Access

  • Wheelchair access: Yes
  • Disabled Toilets: Yes
  • Assistance dogs: Yes