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Morley College welcomes the public for free guided tours of the building and its unique art collection.

This year Morley College is celebrating its 125th anniversary and to mark this historic milestone, visitors will be taken on a journey through the college's rich past; from its beginnings in the dressing rooms of The Old Vic theatre in the 1880s to its current location on Westminster Bridge Road.

Since moving to its present site in 1924 the college has undergone a number of refurbishments and extensions, most notably after the College was extensively damaged by bombing during the war in 1940.

Art lovers will also have chance to view a selection of works from Morley College's private art collection, not normally accessible to members of the public.

These include murals by Martin Froy and John Piper, together with pieces by Bridget Riley, Maggi Hambling, Oskar Kokoschka, Ruskin Spear, Lawrence Toynbee and others.

Visitors can also enjoy light refreshments in the College Refectory, surrounded by a specially commissioned mural by Edward Bawden, depicting scenes from The Canterbury Tales.

Regular tours from 1pm, on a first-come basis. Maximum of 15 people per tour. Last tour and entry 4pm.

  • 1pm-4.30pm
  • FREE

Morley College
61 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7HT
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