Access Information

For additional information about accessibility, the nature of the project, and its interpretation or if you have special access requirements please call us at the Artangel office, open Monday to Friday, 10am to 6pm, on 020 7713 1400.

The exhibition is located on the ground floor and the basement of the former Newington Library. Please note that this historic building has not been modernised, and step-free access to the basement level is not available. Wheelchair access to the ground floor installation is available via a ramp located at the entrance at 155 Walworth Road. Artangel’s team will do whatever is possible to meet your access and/or communication needs, so please contact us to explain your requirements. 

We are by request able to send textual information about the project to visitors in advance, please email to request.

Getting to the venue by public transport

The closest train station is Elephant and Castle, which is served by both the Northern line underground service and national rail services. Larcom Street bus stop, located just outside the building, is served by buses 12, 35, 45, 148 and 171.

Car parking

There is a small car park (140 spaces) at Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, 113C Elephant Road London, Greater London SE1 6TB, UK. Parking costs £2.50 per hour. The closest multi-storey car park is the NCP Car Park London Bridge, which is located at Kipling Street, London SE1 3RU.  Parking costs from £7 per hour if you pay on the day, though savings can be made by pre-booking.


The exhibition is accessed via the main entrance to the former Newington Library at 155 Walworth Road. If you have special access requirements please call us at the Artangel office, open Monday to Friday, 10:00 to 18:00, on 020 7713 1400, and we will do our best to accommodate you.

Access and movement when on site

The exhibition is located in the former Adult Library on the ground floor of the former Newington Library and in the building’s basement. The film A Natural History of Nest Building, 2017 (30 minutes), a selection of sculptural works, prints and natural history specimens are installed on the ground floor. The film How the Author was Led to the Study of Nature, 2017 (23 minutes) and an installation of porcelain bird’s eggs are installed in the basement, along with some supplementary audio-visual footage and prints.

Assistance animals

Assistance animals can be accommodated within the venue. If you wish, a member of Artangel’s front of house staff can take care of your dog and we can provide alternative way-finding assistance as required.

Interpretation and supplementary images

An information leaflet about the project is available onsite with interpretative notes on the work. Copies can also be obtained in advance from our website as a PDF or in alternative formats by contacting us on 020 7713 1400.


There are toilet facilities available on site.

Fire Safety

An evacuation plan for the building is provided for. Should it become necessary to evacuate either of the exhibition spaces, Artangel staff will provide assisted escape from all areas and alert the emergency services.

Mobility impaired visitors should ensure that they visit with an accompanying person to assist them in the event of an evacuation.