Open House Festival

Van Gogh House London

gallery, historical house

Unknown, 1824

87 Hackford Road, Stockwell, SW9 0RE

The carefully renovated Van Gogh House seeks to share its story and inspire a new generation of artists through Van Gogh’s London story. The house curates a dynamic programme of events anchored in the artist’s practice and local heritage.

Getting there


Stockwell, Oval, Brixton


Victoria, Vauxhall


415, 333, 159, 155, 133, 59, 3

Additional travel info

There are cycle racks nearby on 'Van Gogh Walk'.



Accessibility notes

Due to the nature of our historic building, we regret that step-free access is not possible. There are two steps to access the ground floor (including the toilet). The rest of the house is located up a steep, narrow staircase. If you need assistance at any point during your visit, please ask a member of staff. We are more than willing to help!


About Van Gogh House

Van Gogh House is a non-profit contemporary arts organisation based in the South London boarding house where a young Vincent Van Gogh lived from 1873-74. More than a time capsule of Van Gogh’s year in Brixton, the house was established in 2019 as a site of creative production and hosts a dynamic programme of exhibitions, residencies and events that support contemporary artists to make a living in their lifetime.

We exist to celebrate the remarkable legacy of 87 Hackford Road’s different occupants and champion research-led artistic practice that engages with the history of the house.

As we support artists to make new links between Van Gogh’s time in London and their own practice, we also provide opportunities for our local community to learn and contribute to these conversations through workshops and educational events.

When artists are not living and working in Van Gogh House, we are open to the public. We are open five days a week between September - December for our annual exhibition, and host monthly guided tours about the legacy of the house, and community events throughout the year. We also have a sister space, San Mei Gallery, a short walk away.

Van Gogh House is a registered Community Interest Company.

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