Exterior of Bargehouse

A raw, atmospheric exhibition space at the heart of London’s South Bank

  • 5 floors of unique exhibition space
  • Blank canvas with tremendous scope
  • On London’s prime cultural trail between the Southbank Centre, Hayward Gallery and Tate Modern
  • Known for large scale exhibitions, immersive performance and interactive events
  • Suitable for graduate exhibitions, brand launches, press launches, fashion shows, staff motivation events, filming and photo shoots

Bargehouse Lift: Unfortunately, our stair lift providing step-free access to Bargehouse is currently out of order. We are working hard to get the stair lift repaired at the soonest possible date

Material Matters 2023 at Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf

Bargehouse is an exciting space in London’s lively South Bank and Bankside areas. A vast, untouched five-storey building, in its raw state, Bargehouse is often transformed by creatives for unconventional exhibitions, immersive performance and interactive events.

Bargehouse has a range of different spaces, each offering unique features and quirks. Rooms can be used on their own or in combination, depending on event requirements. The venue is part of the Oxo Tower Wharf development, owned and managed by social enterprise Coin Street, and is surrounded by restaurants, cafés, bars, and 30 innovative contemporary design shops.

You can find out more about the accessibility of the space through Access Able by clicking here.

For more information on Bargehouse and how to rent the spaces within it, please contact the team at or call 020 7021 1650.

How to apply

Please send a detailed proposal to indicating your preferred dates, which will then be considered by a selection panel.

You need to send a detailed proposal outlining:

  • the objectives and scope of the exhibition
  • the artists involved
  • the target audience
  • any associated PR or marketing that is going to be carried out
  • if the exhibition coincides with or is part of other activities
  • examples of the work that will be on display