Quentin Blake: From the Studio

The first ever permanent space dedicated to the UK’s most celebrated illustrator.

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"One of Britain's greatest artists." Our Camden Life

Quentin Blake works daily in his London studio, creating everything from narrative drawings to books and large-scale installations.

This evolving display will give a glimpse into his working world, offering an up-to-date showcase of Blake’s prolific projects as they happen.

From the Studio opens with a characteristically wide variety of work including recent publications, forthcoming books, large-scale personal works and preparatory drawings for public art commissions.

See Blake’s illustrations for John Ruskin’s only children’s book The King of the Golden River, first published 150 years ago and recently reissued, as well as drawings for a forthcoming series –The QB Papers, to be released in August.

Blake’s work for the Moonlight Travellers started out as a personal exploratory series of large-scale paintings but is now set to be published in book-form in August.

Also large-scale are the murals on display that were recently created by Blake for Sheffield Children’s hospital.

The From the Studio display will change periodically so keep an eye out for updates as Blake continues to create new and exciting work, each and every day.

"It's so brilliant to be up close to his originals, to look at the details of his brushstrokes... his raw human touches are a privilege to see." Jane Foster

Anyone who grew up on a hearty diet of Roald Dahl and picture books will melt when they discover House of Illustration’s inaugural permanent exhibition of national treasure Quentin Blake.” Luxos

"A unique opportunity to see behind-the-scenes from the studio of... one of Britain's greatest artists." Our Camden Life

Important to know:

One ticket covers admission to all House of Illustration exhibitions that are open on the day. Buy exhibition tickets below.

Please check our opening times page for occasional closures before your visit to avoid disappointment.


Tickets Price Number Total price
Total amount £0.00
Adult ticket with gift aid£8.80 £8.80
Concession ticket with gift aid£5.50 £5.50
Over 65 ticket with gift aid£7.70 £7.70
Child ticket with gift aid£4.40 £4.40
Family ticket with gift aid£19.80 £19.80
National Art Pass ticket with gift aid£4.40 £4.40
Adult ticket£8.00 £8.00
Concession ticket£5.00 £5.00
Over 65 ticket£7.00 £7.00
Child ticket£4.00 £4.00
Family ticket£18.00 £18.00
National Art Pass ticket£4.00 £4.00

Your ticket covers admission to ALL exhibitions that are open on the day of your visit. Check our What's On page for details of current exhibitions and the Visit Us page for opening hours.

- Concessions: student, job seeker, disabled (any paying disabled visitor can be accompanied by their carer free of charge)
- Child: aged 5-18, under 5s go free
- Family: up to 2 adults and 3 children under 18
- National Art Pass: 50% off full-price tickets with valid card
- Friends: unlimited free entry

- Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable. All tickets sales subject to our general terms and conditions.
- This ticket covers admission to all exhibitions open on the day of your visit. There is no re-admittance.
Please note that your confirmation email may go to the email address associated with your Paypal account. If you do not receive a ticket confirmation, please contact info@houseofillustration.org.uk.

Gift Aid

By donating 10% of the admission price you enable us to Gift Aid your ticket, claiming an extra 25p in every pound. This makes a huge difference. Thank you!

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