The House of Illustration in King’s Cross is going on the move to Islington, relocating to what will be the world’s largest public arts space dedicated to illustration. The new site, which’ll also be renamed the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration, will be spread over four 18th and 19th century industrial buildings. including London’s only surviving windmill.
As well as being a permanent home for Blake’s massive archive of work, the centre will also have temporary exhibitions, an education centre, events spaces, a shop and a cafe. The £8m project won’t be completed until 2022 and the gallery in King’s Cross will remain closed so that efforts can be focused on the new development.
Opens autumn 2022
New River Head, London, EC1