Bethlem Gallery is situated in the grounds of Bethlem Hospital in 240 acres of stunning grounds. Both grounds and the gallery are open to the public free of charge. Situated under one roof in an impressive listed deco building at the front of the site.
Monday – Closed
Tuesday – Closed
Wednesday – 9.30am-5pm
Thursday – 9.30am-5pm
Friday – 9.30am-5pm
Saturday – 9.30am-5pm
Sunday – Closed
Open to walk-in visitors during opening hours. There is no need to pre-book your visit.
Bethlem Gallery is based on the site of a working hospital and is accessible by both car and public transport. Entering from A232, go through the gates and make your way up the path. We are directly in front of the main entrance, across the floral roundabout.
Free car parking and disabled access provided. From the A232, turn onto Monks Orchard Road, then enter the site through the hospital gates. Go up the drive and parking is on the right.
The nearest train stations are Eden Park, East Croydon or Bromley South.
From Eden Park Station (30 mins from London Bridge) it’s a 15 mins walk or 5 mins bus ride (take the 356 bus towards Shirley – Bethlem Royal Hospital stop).
From East Croydon Station (15 mins from London Victoria), it’s roughly a 30 min bus ride (take the 119 bus towards Bromley – Shirley Baptist Church stop or the 198 bus towards Shrublands – Monks Orchard Road stop).
From Bromley South Station (15 min from Victoria), it’s roughly a 30 minute bus ride (take 119 towards Croydon).
The bus stop directly outside the main entrance is Bethlem Royal Hospital, for bus 356, with buses 119, or 198 stopping nearby on Wickham Road. Bus 194 stops nearby at Monks Orchard Road.
Designated borough cycle routes go past the hospital. There are stands to lock bicycles opposite the gallery.
About your visit
Visit the Guts Cafe (card only) or the community centre (cash only) for refreshments. Ask for directions from the Gallery.
Browse the Bethlem Gallery shop. Purchases help to support our work with artists (card preferred).
Visiting Exhibitions Off-site
As well as working in our gallery and studio space at Bethlem Royal Hospital, we programme exhibitions at the Long Gallery at Maudsley Hospital and ORTUS conferencing centre, which is owned and operated by our principal funder, Maudsley Charity.
The Long Gallery, Maudsley Hospital
Address: Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AB.
To visit the Long Gallery, please go to the reception at the Maudsley Hospital – there they can let you in and direct you to the Gallery corridor.
Click here for more information on visiting Maudsley Hospital.
ORTUS Conferencing and Events Venue
Address: ORTUS, 82-96 Grove Ln, London SE5 8SN).
ORTUS is conveniently located in Zone 2 in London, serviced by great public transport links.
Click here for more information on visiting ORTUS.
The Gallery complies with current Covid-19 government safety guidance.
Hand sanitisers are available at the entrance, along with increased cleaning regimes in toilets and other high use areas.
When using gallery headphones for exhibitions that feature audio/video artworks, please disinfect with provided wipes before and after use.
At the shop, please pay by card where possible.
If you or anyone you live with has COVID-19 symptoms, or if you have recently been in contact with someone who has COVID-19, please stay at home.