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Waterlow Park Centre,
Dartmouth Park Hill,
N19 5JF, UK

Please note that our building is inside Waterlow Park, not on the street. There are maps at all entrances to the park showing the location of LUX. The nearest park entrance to LUX is on Dartmouth Park Hill by the Dartmouth Park Lodge.

You can find our exact entrance location on what3words

The LUX building is converted from a former park education centre which in turn was converted from the former outhouses of the large house in the park. The space consists of the LUX London offices and archive plus public spaces including a dark exhibition space for the projection of moving image work, a small reference library, a conservatory used for events and workshops and a garden.

The building includes a number of artists’ works and interventions; a mural and furniture in the reception/shop by Sebastian Buerkner, an installed poem Blue + Blue (2019) on the window of the library by Alberta Whittle and the planting of the LUX garden with plants used in healing processes developed as part of a project by Marie Kølbæk Iversen and PS/Y’s Hysteria, a combined arts programme that explored health and illness in contemporary society.

The LUX building is located in Waterlow Park, a beautiful public park overlooking London, gifted to the people of the city as a ‘garden for the gardenless’ by Sir Sidney Waterlow in 1889 and was the home of the metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell in the 17th Century. More information on the park can be found on the Friends of Waterlow Park website.

Opening times

Exhibition and Library

Our exhibitions are generally open Wednesday– Saturday, 12pm – 5pm. For details, please view our Events page.

The library is open Wednesday – Friday, and Saturday by appointment. For further details, please see our LUX Library page.

LUX Office

Office is open Tuesday to Friday, 10am – 6pm

Public Transportation

LUX and Waterlow Park are well connected by public transport.
Nearest underground station: Archway Tube Station.
By rail: Upper Holloway station is a 15 minute walk away. Gospel Oak is a 25 minute walk away.
Buses 143, 210, 271, W5, C11 also serve the local bus stops.
Bikes may not be ridden inside the park, but you can lock them up just outside the LUX building.


There is no dedicated parking available at Waterlow Park, free on street parking is available after 12pm, 7 days a week, the nearest on street parking to LUX is on Cromwell Avenue N6.


LUX strives to be as accessible as possible so please contact us if you have any particular access needs 020 31412960 or email [email protected]

Please note Waterlow Park is on a hill and from Archway there is a steep walk up Highgate Hill. There are buses that run from Archway to Highgate Village.

Assistance dogs are welcome in all spaces at LUX

Step Free Access

The LUX building is fully wheelchair accessible and there are wheelchair accessible toilet facilities.

Large Print

Magnifying Glasses and large print guides are available.

Hearing/ Audio Induction Loop

The LUX reception and exhibition space has hearing loops for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to ‘T’ (Telecoil) setting.

Subtitles and Captions

At the moment not all works in the LUX collection have subtitles but we are working to improve this, please contact us about access to specific works.

Safe Space Policy

At LUX we aim to create a safe space where we care and look out for each other. LUX is committed to diversity, promoting equality and social justice in all of its work.
We are committed to providing an environment that is welcoming, accessible, and inclusive for all of our visitors, users and staff. We are all responsible for our own actions, and we are all entitled to safe experience, on our own terms.

By visiting LUX, you agree to abide by and embrace our shared code of conduct. You can download our full safe space statement here


LUX, Waterlow Park Centre,
Dartmouth Park Hill, London, N19 5JF, UK

Telephone: +44 (0)20 3141 2960

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Company No: 4421812
VAT No: 795 9063 73
Charity No: 1094936

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