Cork Street

Cork Street is a traditional hub of art galleries in London's Mayfair district.


Frieze launches ‘pop-up gallery’ space

22 February 2021

Frieze is opening No 9 Cork Street, an initiative housed in two converted townhouses that will accommodate visiting galleries throughout the year with a focus on Modern and Contemporary art.

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News In Brief – including news of the latest signings on Cork Street, Mayfair

14 December 2020

A round-up of art and antiques news from the previous seven days, including news of gallery openings on Cork Street in London.

Goodman Gallery

Newly redeveloped Cork Street gets first letting – Contemporary art dealer Goodman Gallery moves to Mayfair

07 June 2019

Contemporary art dealership Goodman Gallery is to join Cork Street as its first major letting since its multi-million pound redevelopment last year.


Gallery openings planned in new-look Cork Street as works draw to a close

12 March 2018

The landlord behind the redevelopment of Cork Street in Mayfair is planning a clutch of new gallery openings and art events as building work comes to an end.


Cork Street gallery seeks to widen buyer base by welcoming Bitcoin

06 July 2017

A Cork Street gallery has become the first in the UK to accept digital currencies such as Bitcoin.

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New Cork Street strategy by landlord The Pollen Estate targets contemporary galleries

10 December 2016

The owner of large parts of Cork Street in Mayfair has launched a new strategy to attract Modern and Contemporary art galleries once the multi-million pound redevelopment is complete.

St James's

London’s gallery districts Mayfair and St James’s get special planning protection

10 November 2016

The historic art and antiques districts of Mayfair and St James’s last night received designated protection by Westminster City Council planners as part of a new policy for central London.

Francis Picabia Waddington Christie's

Leslie Waddington collection comes to Christie's for Frieze week sale

19 July 2016

Christie’s London has announced the sale of the late dealer Leslie Waddington’s collection in a single-owner auction during Frieze week in October this year.

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Galleries fear higher rents in Cork Street redevelopment

25 April 2016

Fears are growing that independent London art dealers will be priced out of new premises being built in Cork Street as property developers have started targeting high-end international galleries.

“Life after Cork Street” as Alan Cristea announces move to Pall Mall

12 April 2016

Alan Cristea, owner of the eponymous Contemporary art gallery on Mayfair’s Cork Street, is to become the latest departee from what was once a major London hub of art galleries and dealers.

Messum’s acquire new Cork St premises

28 October 2013

Art dealers Messum’s have committed their future to London’s embattled Cork Street by acquiring a new gallery just down the road from their current premises.

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Controversial Cork Street plan approved

14 August 2013

A development which means seven Mayfair art galleries will have to find new premises has been approved by planners.

Glimmer of hope for at least some of Cork Street’s dealers

08 May 2013

Some of the galleries affected by redevelopment in Cork Street, Mayfair, have been given hope that they can move back once the work is completed.

Questions remain over Cork Street plan to create gallery space

06 March 2013

The company behind a development in Mayfair which means seven dealers will not have their leases renewed have promised to dedicate space for art galleries in the new scheme.

Saturday demo planned in Cork Street

08 October 2012

A peaceful demonstration in support of the Save Cork Street campaign will take place this Saturday, October 13 from 11am-12pm outside the offices of developers, Native Land, on Cork Street.


Now Cork Street faces two major redevelopments

02 October 2012

A second major property development unveiled for Cork Street in Mayfair now means that over half of the galleries there face being forced out.