Open seven days a week, our South Kensington saleroom is the place to view an extraordinary range of art and objects.
Explore our Lates programme, discover the star-studded history of the UK’s busiest saleroom and be inspired by our eclectic selection of collecting guides. From the weird and wonderful lots in our Out of the Ordinary sale to exquisite Chinese ceramics and iconic travel posters, there is something for everyone at Christie’s South Kensington.
Christie’s South Kensington
85 Old Brompton Road
London SW7 3LD
Monday 9am – 7:30pm
Tuesday – Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday 11am – 5pm
Payment and property collection: Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm
We are often open for weekend views, although the hours vary by sale. For specific viewing hours and other business matters, please contact the saleroom at +44 (0) 20 7839 9060.
Find out more at Discover South Kensington.
On the first Tuesday of every month, we keep our doors open late. Drop by Christie’s South Kensington between 6pm and 8:30pm for a post-work drink, hear experts discuss art, interior design and collecting, and see what happens behind the scenes at 85 Old Brompton Road.
Whether you’re an auction regular or just curious about art and collecting, you’re invited to explore Christie’s Lates.
Tuesday 7 March
6pm – 8:30pm
Christie’s South Kensington, 85 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3LD
Join us for an evening of talks and activities inspired by Handpicked: 100x Artists Selected by the Saatchi Gallery, our upcoming contemporary art sale offered in support of the Saatchi Gallery's free entry and education programme. The evening will include guest speakers, tours of the Handpicked preview exhibition led by Christie’s specialists, and a livestream of the Post War & Contemporary Art Evening Auction, featuring artworks by Mark Rothko, Robert Rauschenberg and Peter Doig. We look forward to seeing you at Christie’s South Kensington.
Full programme to be confirmed.
4 April 2017
More information coming soon
For more information about our 2017 Lates programme, please visit christies.com/lates
Nic McElhatton joined Christie’s South Kensington as a porter in 1984. Now the auction house’s Chairman, he describes what makes the UK’s busiest saleroom such an extraordinary place to work.
James Hyslop, Head of the Travel, Science & Natural History department, discusses the extraordinary fossils, objects and instruments that he has the privilege of working with.
Kate Hunt, Head of the Chinese department, discusses some of the exceptional objects she comes into contact with every day.
Clocks specialist Celia Harvey introduces some of the exceptional time pieces she works with and gives her expert tips.
Specialist Tom Rooth on curating the perfect exhibition, fake signatures and the objects he struggles to part with.
Howard Dixon, Head of Antique Arms, Armour and Sporting Guns, discusses everything from Viking swords to duelling pistols.
Jewellery specialist Geoff Young on brilliant diamonds, coloured sapphires, and how to find the perfect engagement ring.
Sophie Churcher, a specialist in the 19th and 20th Century Posters department, discusses the rare works which capture the spirit of their time.
Christie’s specialist Fiona Baker gives tips on buying 20th century design — from original Art Deco to arsenic-infused French glass.
Alexandra Gill, Head of the Prints & Multiples department, on the importance of signatures and what makes a perfect print.
Inside Christie’s South Kensington: ‘The alternative museum’
My passion: Skeletons, fossils,
My passion: Chinese porcelain, jade and artworks
My passion: Rare and valuable clocks
My passion: British paintings and sculptures
My passion: Arms, armour and sporting guns
My passion: Jewellery
My passion: Posters
My passion: 20th century decorative art and design
My passion: 500 years of prints
19th Century European Art
20th Century Posters
Arms & Armour
Books & Manuscripts
Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art
House Sales & Private Collections
Impressionist & Modern Art
Modern British & Irish Art
Old Master & British Paintings
Post-War & Contemporary Art
Prints & Multiples
Rugs & Carpets
Travel, Science & Natural History
Victorian, Pre-Raphaelite & British Impressionist Art