We are carrying out the refurbishment of 3-5 Whitcomb Street, just off from Trafalgar Square, to provide new premises for the Royal Watercolour Society on the ground, lower ground and first floors, with gallery space on the second floor.

20 high quality residential units will be provided on the top of the existing building on the fourth and fifth floors. Retail space will be contained to the basement.

We are also constructing new buildings to replace 7-17 Whitcomb Street that will provide retail, office and residential accommodation. The project is due to complete in August 2019.

A presentation about the project and careers in construction, followed by a guided tour and an activity organised by our project team.

Address 3-17 Whitcomb Street

The site is located just off Trafalgar Square. The nearest underground station is Charing Cross. Whitcomb Street is adjacent to Canada House and the National Gallery's main entrance.

By tube and train

The nearest stations are Charing Cross (National Rail, Northern, and Bakerloo lines) and Leicester Square (Northern and Piccadilly lines)

Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines) and Embankment (Northern, Bakerloo, District, and Circle lines) are also nearby.

Please check TFL for up-to-date tube and train information.

By bus

Routes 3, 6, 9, 11, 13, 15, 23, 24, 87, 91, 139, and 176 stop at Trafalgar Square.

Please check TFL for up-to-date bus information.

By bike  

The nearest bike stands are on Orange Street, St Martin’s Street, St Martin’s Place, and Duncannon Street. Please check Urban Cycle Parking for further information.

The nearest Santander Cycles docking stations are on St Martin’s Street, Craven Street, Pall Mall East, William IV Street, Charles II Street and Oxendon Street.   

Please check TFL for up-to-date information about nearby Santander Cycle docking stations.

By car

There is a parking space on Orange Street for Blue Badge holders only. Please book in advance by calling 020 7747 2590.

There are designated parking bays on St Martin’s Street. Please phone Westminster Parking Information Service on 020 7823 4567 for more information.

Public car parks are available nearby in Leicester Square and Trafalgar Square.

By river

The nearest pier is Embankment.

Please check TFL for up-to-date information about river services. 

Site Entrance
Parking available no
Length of Visit 2 Hours
Maximum Group Size 10
Register by March 17, 2019
Disabled Access no
Child Restrictions yes
Minimum age 16

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The next Open Doors will take place from Monday 16 - Saturday 21 March 2020.

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