Frequently Asked Questions

If you have a question for us, hopefully you’ll find the answer below, if not, please either launch a Live Chat with us, using the link in the bottom right hand corner of this page, alternatively please call our gallery:


+44 (0)20 7240 7909

(Open 11am to 7pm UK time, Mon to Sat)

 

What is Lawrence Alkin Gallery?

 

We are an independently run boutique gallery in the heart of London’s Soho, showcasing exhibitions by the finest emerging contemporary artists. We specialise in identifying artists that are just on the verge of gaining a high profile and helping them to reach the next level.

 

Discover the history and ethos of Lawrence Alkin Gallery

 

Where do I find your gallery?

 

You can find Lawrence Alkin Gallery at:

 

42 New Compton Street
London
WC2H 8DA

 

We are just around the corner from Tottenham Court Road tube station.

 

For full details of opening times, how to contact us and a map to find us:

 

Visit our ‘Contact’ page

 

How do I find the art I like?

 

You’ll find the artists we are currently profiling by browsing our Artists section. These may have featured in our recent exhibitions or could be featuring in upcoming shows.

 

Our Artworks section lets you browse through our wonderful range of art, including the works featured at the gallery’s current event, all our limited editions and originals and all the works eligible for interest free credit through the Own Art scheme.

 

Discover more artists and artworks through our search box, if you have someone or something in mind, simply click on the search symbol in the far top right of the site, add the details and click enter. You’ll then see any artwork we have available, together with any features we have written.

 

Do you offer framing?

 

Yes, we are happy to discuss the perfect framing options for your chosen piece and we have master framers on hand, ready to handle your art with the greatest of care and present it to absolute perfection. For details and a quote, please call us: +44 (0)20 7240 7909 or use Live Chat in the bottom right hand corner of this page.

 

Do you have other works not featured on this website?

 

Yes, our website often presents works that we currently feature. We do also have an extensive back catalogue of works by many contemporary artists.

 

We also have access to art sellers in the secondary market, who might want to sell sought-after pieces by artists such as Banksy.


If there is a contemporary artist that you are particularly interested in, it’s well worth calling our gallery: +44 (0)20 7240 7909 or using Live Chat in the bottom right hand corner of this page, to see if we can track down the piece you have in mind.

 

I see many items have free delivery worldwide, while others are collection only or specialist delivery, why is this?

 

Wherever possible, we aim to offer FREE DELIVERY WORLDWIDE for our art, however some items are particularly large or delicate and therefore require specialist handling. For these specialist items, there will be an additional charge for delivery or we can arrange collection from our gallery.

 

The delivery option for each item is clearly displayed along with the rest of the details for each piece.

 

How do I order?

 

Currently we are accepting orders from our website via telephone: +44 (0)20 7240 7909 (lines open 11am to 7pm, UK time, Mon to Sat) or by calling into our gallery, see our Contact page for full details.

 

We hope in the future to offer direct payment through the website, but in the meantime, calling us is a fantastic opportunity to also ask any questions you might have before you buy.

 

What forms of payment do you accept?

 

We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express for card payments both by telephone and in our gallery. We also offer the option to spread the cost of payments interest free, using the Own Art scheme.

 

 

Cash and cheques are also accepted in person at our gallery.

 

How safe is my credit card and personal information?

 

Your security is our top priority and your card information is kept secure always. Card details are entered directly into the payment terminal at our gallery. We do not keep any record of your card details and these are used purely by our payment processor, First Data (one of the largest card processors in the UK), for the purpose of completing your transaction.

 

Any personal information entered into our website is protected using the latest Secure Socket Layer (SSL) software and is kept safe at all times.

 

Find out more about how we protect your privacy.

 

What is the Own Art scheme?

 

Own Art is a fantastic scheme to help art lovers spread the cost of their art, interest free. The scheme is supported by the Arts Council and enables you to own and take home your art straight away and then spread the cost over several months. You can even purchase further pieces while making your payments on your initial loan. All loans are subject to a credit check and acceptance.

 

Find out more about the Own Art scheme.



Can I send items ordered through Own Art to an alternative shipping address?

 

Unfortunately, no. Items requiring delivery, that are purchased using the Own Art scheme, must be delivered to the address that was registered with the application.

 

What is the Lawrence Alkin Gallery returns policy?

 

Please view full details of our returns policy.

 

I have art that I would like to sell, do you offer this service?

 

Yes, we do, however we focus on highly collectable contemporary art, usually signed limited editions and originals, with full provenance and by very high profile artists.

 

If you think that you might have a piece that we could sell for you, please view our Sell Your Collectible Art page for full details.