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Welcome to the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration.

We are very excited to be welcoming you to the site in 2025.

This is New River Head in Clerkenwell, London. A former waterworks with more than 400 years of history.

After decades lying derelict, we have acquired this important heritage site and it will reopen in 2025 as the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration, a cultural and architectural landmark with galleries, learning spaces, landscaped gardens, a café and shop.

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