Please check our frequently asked questions below for more information about your visit to Lauderdale House.


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What are the opening hours?

Lauderdale House has flexible opening hours depending on the events taking place. If you are coming to a particular event, please check the times of that event. The cafe may also be open even if the rest of the house is closed. If you are coming to look around the house, please do so when the galleries are open.

Our gallery spaces are open from 11am to 4pm, Mondays to Wednesdays and from 11.30am to 4pm on Thursdays. The galleries may be open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays - however this is subject to change if a private event is taking place at the house. Please call the office on 0208 348 8716 to check gallery opening hours.

Check our opening hours here.

What accessibility facilities does the house have?

We have done all we can to make Lauderdale House as accessible and welcoming as possible. You can read in detail about our accessibility here.

Can I park at Lauderdale House?

We have no on-site parking at Lauderdale House. However, parking is available on Highgate Hill and the surrounding side roads - please check restrictions when you park as parking is not always free.

How do I get to Lauderdale House?

Lauderdale House is based on the edge of Waterlow Park just off of Highgate Hill. We are a ten minute uphill walk from Archway Tube Station and approximately 20 minute's walk from Highgate Station. The 210, 271 and 143 bus routes stop just outside of our gates.

Can I bring my dog?

Well behaved dogs are welcome in our galleries and in the café, providing they are kept on a lead. We do not allow dogs (apart from guidedogs) at concerts, classes and ticketed events unless otherwise specified.

Can I hire a room at Lauderdale House?

We have three beautiful spaces which are available for hire, and we host all sorts of events throughout the year, including weddings, children's parties, work away-days, classes, parties and meetings. Find out more about hiring a space in the house.

Can I run a class, workshop or other public event at Lauderdale House?

External individuals, groups and organisations often run classes or workshops at Lauderdale House. Find out more about hiring a space for a class.

Can I host an art exhibition at Lauderdale House?

Yes, we have two lovely galleries which are used to display artwork throughout the year. Find out more about holding an exhibition at Lauderdale.

Can I hire out a space in Waterlow Park?

Lauderdale House does not own or run Waterlow Park - if you are looking to host an event or film in the park, please contact Camden Council Parks Service on 020 7974 4444.

Is Lauderdale House a charity?

Yes, Lauderdale House Society was set up as a charity. Our charity number is 275502. All of the money that we make from donations, activities and private hire of the building goes towards supporting our outreach programme working with local communities as well as safeguarding our unique heritage.

How can I get involved with Lauderdale House?

We are always looking for volunteers who can help out at the house and become part of the Lauderdale family, whether that's welcoming visitors on our reception desk, lending a hand at big events or helping out the office team with marketing, fundraising or outreach. If you are interested in volunteering, you can find out more here

While you're here...

Plan your visit
Plan your visit
Check our opening hours and find out everything you need to know to plan your visit to Lauderdale House.
What's on
What's on
Discover more about the concerts, classes, shows and events we've got coming up at Lauderdale House.
Hire the House
Hire the House
Find out more about the spaces available to hire at Lauderdale House.