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Welcome to Christie’s South Kensington


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

Opening Hours
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




Christie’s Lates

Talks, Tours and More


  • 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.

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Christie’s Lates: Luxury Living

  • Overview

    Tuesday 6 June
    6pm – 8:30pm
    Christie’s South Kensington, 85 Old Brompton Road, London SW7 3LD
    Free entry, cash bar

    Join us for activities and talks inspired by our upcoming London Luxury sales. Stephane Belmont, Director of Maison Heritage and Rare Pieces at Jaeger-LeCoultre, and friends, discuss the tradition and innovation behind the iconic Reverso collection. Collector Pierre-Jean Chalençon shares his passion for Napoleonic artefacts, while Raymond Sancroft-Baker, co-author, recounts tales from his book, Hidden Gems – Jewellery Stories from the Saleroom. There will also be crash courses on Christie’s top-selling fine wines, the chance to learn about highlights from our upcoming jewellery sale with Christie’s specialists and a dazzling live performance from jazz singer Charlotte Bröker.


Videos

Our series of videos that explore Christie’s South Kensington

  • Inside Christie’s South Kensington:
    ‘The alternative museum’

    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.

  • My passion: Skeletons, fossils, scientific instruments

    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.

  • My passion: Chinese porcelain, jade and artworks

    Kate Hunt, Head of the Chinese department, discusses some of the exceptional objects she comes into contact with every day.

  • My passion: Rare and valuable clocks

    Clocks specialist Celia Harvey introduces some of the exceptional time pieces she works with and gives her expert tips.

  • My passion: British paintings and sculptures

    Specialist Tom Rooth on curating the perfect exhibition, fake signatures and the objects he struggles to part with.

  • My passion: Arms, armour and sporting guns

    Howard Dixon, Head of Antique Arms, Armour and Sporting Guns, discusses everything from Viking swords to duelling pistols.

  • My passion: Jewellery

    Jewellery specialist Geoff Young on brilliant diamonds, coloured sapphires, and how to find the perfect engagement ring.

  • My passion: Posters

    Sophie Churcher, a specialist in the 19th and 20th Century Posters department, discusses the rare works which capture the spirit of their time.

  • My passion: 20th century decorative art and design

    Christie’s specialist Fiona Baker gives tips on buying 20th century design — from original Art Deco to arsenic-infused French glass.

  • My passion: 500 years of prints

    Alexandra Gill, Head of the Prints & Multiples department, on the importance of signatures and what makes a perfect print.

All videos

Inside Christie’s South Kensington:
‘The alternative museum’

My passion: Skeletons, fossils, scientific instruments

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

Special Features

Meet the specialists behind Christie’s South Kensington and read their collecting guides on everything from Chinese ceramics to clocks

  • Collecting Guide: Silver
  • From finding a show-stopping centrepiece to beating tarnish, specialist Harry Williams-Bulkeley gives seven tips on collecting silver
  • Read more