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On the First Thursday of every month, over 150 galleries in east London come together and run free events, exhibitions, talks, workshops, and private views during a special late opening.

Explore galleries, artist run spaces and studios in east London using our online map to guide you. Alternatively, pick up a printed version from the Whitechapel Gallery or any of the other participating galleries.

Be inspired by our latest Top 5 selected galleries and exhibitions, join our FREE Art Bus Tour or follow one of our recommended Walking Tours to make the most out of your First Thursday.


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Top 5 Exhibitions

FT Listing Matt’s April 2015

Matt Stokes, Madman in a Lifeboat

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Patrick Staff: The Foundation

FT Listing_WhitechapelApril 2015

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye selects from the V-A-C collection

FT Listing_The RYDER Projects April 2015

Staging the Screen: Fatma Bucak and Rä di Martino

FT Listing Barbican April 2015

Roman Signer: Slow Movement


First Thursdays Bus Tour

April Bus Tour 2015

Every First Thursday, The Whitechapel Gallery runs a FREE Art Bus Tour  visiting some of the month’s current exhibitions.  A guide leads the tour, and spokespeople from each of the chosen galleries give a talk on the exhibitions on display. ...

April Walking Tour 2015

Every month, the Whitechapel Gallery maps out a Walking Tour with the latest First Thursdays exhibitions in east London. The accompanying map is available for free at the Whitechapel Gallery or available to download here. This month’s tour: Starting at...


Flashback Records

131 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG, United Kingdom

THE RYDER Projects

19a Herald Street, London E2 6JT, United Kingdom


19-29 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DJ, United Kingdom

Tower Hamlets Local History Library and Archives

277 Bancroft Road, London E1 4DQ, United Kingdom

Bert and May

67 Vyner Street, London E2 9DQ, United Kingdom

5CC Hoxton, Electricity Showrooms

39A Hoxton Square, London N1 6NN, United Kingdom

Creative Debuts x The Black & White Building

74 Rivington Street, London EC2A 3AY, United Kingdom

St Joseph’s Hospice

St. Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, London, United Kingdom

Whitechapel Gallery

77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX, United Kingdom

ICN Gallery

96 - 98 Leonard Street, London EC2A 4RH, United Kingdom

Happenstance Gallery at Stories

30 – 32 Broadway Market, London E8 4QJ, United Kingdom

Hoxton Arches: Arch 402

402 Cremer Street, London E2 8HD, United Kingdom

Alternative Arts

Montefiore Centre, Hanbury Street, London E1 5HZ, United Kingdom


388 Old Street, London EC1V 9LT, United Kingdom

WW Contemporary Art

34-35 Hatton Garden, London EC1N 8DX, United Kingdom

Window Space

59-63 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7PF, United Kingdom

Wilkinson Gallery

50-58 Vyner Street, London, United Kingdom

Platform 39

3-11 Westland Place, London N1 7LP, United Kingdom

Well Hung

239 Hoxton Street, London N1 5LG, United Kingdom

Waterside Contemporary

2 Clunbury Street, London N1 6TT, United Kingdom

Unit A Studios

Leswin Place, London, United Kingdom

The View Tube

Marshgate Lane, London E15 2PJ, United Kingdom

Union Gallery

94 Teesdale Street, London E2 6PU, United Kingdom

The Old Truman Brewery, Free Range

91 - 95 Brick Lane, London E1 6QL, United Kingdom

Transition Gallery

8 Andrews Road, London E8 4QN, United Kingdom

Town House

5 Fournier Street, London E1 6QE, United Kingdom

Wayward Gallery

47 Mowlem St, London E2 9HE, United Kingdom

The Vyner Studio

1 Vyner Street, London E2 9DG, United Kingdom

The Proud Archivist

2-10 Hertford Road, London, United Kingdom

Nunnery Gallery

181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ, United Kingdom

The Art Pavilion, Mile End Park

Clinton Road, London E3 4QY, United Kingdom

The Invisible Line Gallery

87 Dalston Lane, London E8 2NG, United Kingdom

The Graffiti Life Gallery

26 Cheshire Street, London E2 6EH, United Kingdom

The Gallery Café

21 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PL, United Kingdom


59-63 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7PF, United Kingdom

The Tower gallery

395 Barking Road, London E13 8AL, United Kingdom

Sunny Art Centre

7 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1DU, United Kingdom

Studio 1.1

57A Redchurch Street, London E2 7DJ, United Kingdom

Stour Space

7 Roach Road, London E3 2PA, United Kingdom

StolenSpace Gallery

17 Osborn Street, London E1 6TD, United Kingdom

Standpoint Gallery

45 Coronet Street, London N1 6HD, United Kingdom

St John on Bethnal Green

200 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9PA, United Kingdom

SPACE Studios

129-131 Mare Street, London E8 3RH, United Kingdom

Southgate Studios

2 Southgate Road, London N1 3JJ, United Kingdom

Silver Odyssey

70 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP, United Kingdom

Signal Gallery

32 Paul Street, London EC2A 4LB, United Kingdom

See Studio

13 Prince Edward Road, London E9 5LX, United Kingdom

Schwartz Gallery

92 White Post Lane, London E9 5EN, United Kingdom

Safe Studios

7 Greatorex Street, London E1 5NF, United Kingdom

The Russet

17 Amhurst Terrace, London E8 2BT, United Kingdom

Rhythm Factory

16-18 Whitechapel Road, City of London E1 1EW, United Kingdom

Rosina Studio

Rosina Studio, 12-20 Rosina St, London E9 6JH, United Kingdom

The Rose Lipman Building

43 De Beauvoir Rd, London Borough of Islington N1 5SQ, United Kingdom

Rokeby Gallery

16 Rosebery Avenue, London EC1R 4TD, United Kingdom

Iniva at Rivington Place

1 Rivington Place, London EC2A 3BA, United Kingdom

Rich Mix

35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA, United Kingdom

The Residence Gallery

229 Victoria Park Road, London E9 7HD, United Kingdom

Raven Row

56 Artillery Lane, London E1 7LS, United Kingdom

The Rag Factory

16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ, United Kingdom

Pure Evil Gallery

108 Leonard Street, City of London, London Borough of Hackney EC2A 4XS, United Kingdom

Print Club London

10-28 Miller's Avenue, London E8 2DS, United Kingdom

Royal Drawing School

19-22 Charlotte Road, London EC2A 3SG, United Kingdom


97 & 99 Hoxton Street

Parasol Unit

14 Wharf Road, City of London N1 7RW, United Kingdom

Pages of Hackney

70 Lower Clapton Road, London E5 0RN, United Kingdom

Oxford House

Oxford House Charity, Derbyshire Street, London E2 6HG, United Kingdom

Other Café and Gallery

48 Balls Pond Road, London N1 4AP, United Kingdom

Motel Studios presents The Social

Long Street, London, United Kingdom


71 - 73 Powerscroft Rd, London, United Kingdom

Mayor’s Parlour Gallery

153-159 Bow Road, London E3 2SE, United Kingdom

Maureen Paley

21 Herald Street, London E2 6JT, United Kingdom

Matt’s Gallery

42-44 Copperfield Road, London E3 4RR, United Kingdom

Long White Cloud

151 Hackney Road, London E2 8JL, United Kingdom

Londonewcastle Project Space

28 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP, United Kingdom

Lollipop Gallery

58 Commercial Street, London E1 6LT, United Kingdom


lime wharf, Vyner Street, London, United Kingdom

Leyden Gallery

9/9a Leyden Street, London E1 7LE, United Kingdom

L A Noble Gallery

51 King Henry's Walk, London N1 4NH, United Kingdom

KK Outlet

42 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PB, United Kingdom

My Art Invest

150 Commercial Street, London E1 6NU, United Kingdom


347 Old Street, London EC1V 9LP, United Kingdom

The Juncture

Unit 3 Projects, Empson Street, London E3 3LT, United Kingdom

Juno Shoreditch

134-135 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JE, United Kingdom

IMT Gallery

210 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9NQ, United Kingdom

The Gallery @ Idea Store Whitechapel

321 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1BU, United Kingdom

Hundred Years Gallery

13 Pearson St, London E2 8JD, United Kingdom

Hoxton Gallery

9 Kingsland Rd, London E2 8AA, United Kingdom

Howard Griffin Gallery

189 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6HU, United Kingdom

Hollybush Gardens

1-2 Warner Yard, London EC1R 5EY, United Kingdom

Hales Gallery

7 Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA, United Kingdom

HADA Contemporary

21 Vyner Street, London E2 9DG, United Kingdom

Hackney Picturehouse

270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE, United Kingdom

Guest Projects

1 Andrews Road, London E8 4QL, United Kingdom

Gasoline Rooms

300 Clare Street, London E2 9HD, United Kingdom

Gallery S O

92 Brick Lane, London E1 6RL, United Kingdom

Gallery Du Monde

51 Chatsworth Road, London, United Kingdom

French Riviera

309 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6AH, United Kingdom

Forty7 Gallery + 7Coco

47 mowlem Street, E2 9HR

Firefly Books

53 Chatsworth Road, London, United Kingdom

filmpro ltd

1-15 Cremer Street, London E2 8HD, United Kingdom

Espacio Gallery

159 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 7DG, United Kingdom

Estorick Collection of Modern Italian Art

39a Canonbury Square, London N1 2AN, United Kingdom

Eleven Spitalfields

11 Princelet Street, London E1 6QH, United Kingdom

Dreamspace Gallery

1-3 Dufferin Street, London EC1Y 8NA, United Kingdom

Doomed Gallery

65-67 Ridley Road, London E8 2NP, United Kingdom

Display Gallery

26 Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2AQ, United Kingdom

The Dissenting Academy

92 Mildmay Park, London N1 4PR, United Kingdom

Dirty Coffee

74 Great Eastern Street, City of London, London Borough of Hackney EC2A 3JL, United Kingdom

Degree Art

12A Vyner Street, London E2 9DG, United Kingdom

Curious Duke Gallery

173 Whitecross Street, London EC1Y 8JT, United Kingdom

Cock ‘n’ Bull Gallery

32 Rivington Street, London Borough of Hackney EC2A 3LX, United Kingdom

Chisenhale Gallery

64 Chisenhale Road, London E3 5QZ, United Kingdom

Centre for Recent Drawing

2-4 Highbury Station Road, London N1 1SB, United Kingdom

Cell Project Space

258 Cambridge Heath Road, London E2 9DA, United Kingdom


60 De Beauvoir Crescent, London N1 5SB, United Kingdom

Calvert 22

22 Calvert Avenue, London E2 7JP, United Kingdom

Bromley by Bow Centre

St Leonard's Street, Bromley by Bow, E3 3BT

Broad Gallery

406 St John St, London EC1V 4NJ, United Kingdom

Brady Arts Centre

192-196 Hanbury Street, London E1 5HU, United Kingdom

Boxpark Shoreditch

2 - 10 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6GY

Bloomberg Space

50 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1HD, United Kingdom

Beers Contemporary

1 Baldwin Street, City of London, London EC1V 9NU, United Kingdom

Beach London

20 Cheshire Street, London E2 6EH, United Kingdom

Barbican Centre

Barbican Centre, Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS

A-Side B-Side Gallery

Hackney Downs Studios, Amhurst Terrace, London E8 2BT, United Kingdom

Art Represent

264 Globe Road, City of London E2 0JD, United Kingdom


87 Lever Street, London EC1V 3RA, United Kingdom

arebyte gallery

Unit 4 White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN

Acme Project Space

44 Bonner Road, London E2 9JS, United Kingdom

273 Hackney Road

273 Hackney Road, London E2 8NA, United Kingdom

13 The Gallery

13 Green Lanes, Newington Green London N16 9BS

4th Floor Studios

255-259 Commercial Rd, London E1 2BT, United Kingdom

108 Rosebery Ave

108 Rosebery Ave, London EC1R 4TL, United Kingdom

71a Gallery

71a Leonard Street, London EC2A 4QS, United Kingdom

504 Gallery

504 Roman Road, London E3 5LU, United Kingdom

5th Base Gallery

23 Heneage Street, London, United Kingdom

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