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Summer Open Studios & Members Showcase


  • Hotel Elephant 1-5 Spare Street London, England, SE17 3EP United Kingdom (map)

Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June

11am - 6pm  

Free Entry

Hotel Elephant is excited to invite you to celebrate Summer at Spare Street – Southwark’s newest street dedicated to Creative Enterprise. Grab an ice-cold Craft Cider and join us for a whole week of events celebrating arts, culture and creative enterprise – culminating in our Summer Open studios and members showcase!

On Saturday & Sunday come and meet the makers at our open studios. Get a glimpse inside the hive of creativity which is our spare street studios, with artists and makers from photographers, print makers and paintings to costume designers and puppet makers. Our café space will also host work from our members along with stalls selling prints, glitter butts and hats – to name a few!

Hotel Elephant is pleased to be partnering again this year with our friends and neighbors at the Pullens Yards, whose opens Summer Open studios will be taking place over the same weekend. Just 5 minutes’ walk from Spare Street, the historic Pullens Yards are home to over 50 studios, whose Open Studios are a regular fixture in our summer calendar. 

Throughout the weekend, our café & bar will be open serving specialty coffee, all day brunch, hearty toasted sourdough sandwiches and doughnuts and pastries!Our sourdough bread is supplied by St John’s bakery on Maltby Street and coffee beans are sourced from the Gentlemen Barista’s on Union Street. We will also be offering a wide selection of craft cider, beer, and cocktails! 

Just some of our Artists taking part!