City Lit Gallery

In light of the current Covid-19 status and in the interest of the health and wellbeing of our community we are sadly not running any physical events at City Lit.


Exhibition programme

  • Art from Adults with Learning Disabilities 2020

    City Lit Gallery is pleased to present work created by adults with learning disabilities who study at City Lit. Congratulations to each student who has contributed to the exhibition.

  • City Lit Ceramics, April 2020

    City Lit Gallery is pleased to present, albeit in virtual form, the work of 12 emerging ceramicists to celebrate the achievements of these learners by sharing images of their final pieces.

  • 'I used to be a photography student' March 2020

    In light of the current Covid-19 status and in the interest of the health and wellbeing of our community this exibition is no longer open to the public - the City Lit Gallery hopes to be back up and running soon.

  • Textiles: In Transition, until 6 March 2020

    This exhibition brings together students past and present from City Lit Advanced Textiles and displays the breadth of skills these learners develop. Private View: Sunday 2 February 14:00-17:00, exhibition continues 3 February – 6 March 2020.

  • 100 minutes of film & animation, until 31 Jan 2020

    The next exhibition in the City Lit Gallery shows 100 minutes of film and animation created by City Lit students past and present. Screening night Monday 16 December and show open until Friday 31 January 2020.

  • 100 Portraits, until 15 December 2019

    This exhibition shows our 100 Centenary portraits; a celebration of people who contribute to making City Lit special.  The photographs offer an insight into the wide range of learning possible at City Lit.

Contact & opening hours

City Lit Gallery, 1-10 Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 4BA

Monday – Friday 10:00 - 21:00 
Saturday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

Free entry  020 7492 2707  

City Lit Gallery, 1-10 Keeley Street, London WC2B 4BA

Exhibition feedback

  • Marvellous variety of work linked by a common thread. Unbelievable expertise and deep awareness. 
  • Lovely pieces, lots of colours and emotions. Well done all
  • Each and every piece was creative and unique but all beautiful. 
  • It was a very good and interesting art exhibition. Well done! 
  • I really liked this exhibition, it was very interesting. Looking forward to the summer show. 
  • What an incredible exhibition and it’s only the start. Amazing things done with textiles that I couldn’t have imagined were possible. 
  • A lovely exhibition of beautiful fluid pieces. 
  • Thought provoking work. 
  • Some amazing work. 
  • Variety of techniques. 
  • Very varied and interesting. 
  • Lovely exhibition of work. 
  • Great show – beautiful work. 
  • Absolutely wonderful! Well done to all. 
  • Arresting beautiful exhibition. Inspiring.
  • Wonderful exhibition! Totally inspiring and engrossing. Beautiful work deserves to be seen.
  • Great ideas here and beautiful forms and colours. 
  • I am so impressed with the quality of the work. 
  • A feast for the eyes and inspiration for creators 
  • Congratulations on all your work. 
  • Fantastic! 
  • Great show. Beautifully displayed. Well done. 
  • Great exhibition – congratulations all. 
  • Beautiful work with many stunning techniques! Well done all. 
  • A beautiful exhibition with very delicate art work and a lot of emotions conveyed. 
  • Bravo! One needs to come again and again to get it all in. 
  • Terrific. 
  • I’ve watched textiles getting more and more exciting in London and Birmingham. 
  • Lovely exhibition. 
  • I did not expect to me moved to tears by textiles. Remarkable.  
  • A million miles more than lovely, this touches me in so many ways. 
  • Beautiful exhibition and works. So many talented people. Keep going. 
  • Simply stunning work. 
  • A very wet day in London but this exhibition has cheered me up and has been very inspiring. Thank you! 
  • Thrilling! So glad I stopped by. 
  • Thought provoking and intense. 
  • Great space and good mix of work. 
  • Are these works from City Lit tutors?! More please! Really great idea. 
  • Excellent idea. More spaces like this. 
  • Beautiful range of work. Inspiring and enriching.