Quentin Blake - Inside Stories

Things to do

Drawing and illustration

House of Illustration

Until Sun Nov 2

  • © Quentin Blake

  • © Quentin Blake

  • © Quentin Blake

  • © Quentin Blake

  • © Quentin Blake

  • © Quentin Blake

  • © Quentin Blake

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Nicola L

Inside Stories at the new House of Illustration behind Kings Cross gives you a glimpse into the wonderfully vivid imagination of Quentin Blake. Quentin picks a few of his favourite stories and talks you through the thought processes that go into bringing the characters to life. Up close his inky creations are even more beautiful, free and full of expression. If you pick the right weekend to visit you can grab some yummy treats from the Kerb street food market afterwards.


In response to Adam's comment it is small but it's intimate and thoughtful, but I do agree the wonderful posters are misleading.


A must for Quentin Blake fans - maybe give it a miss if you're after something to spend a few hours at.

Adam T

My daughter and I were attracted to this museum by the wonderful posters all around King's Cross. We expected a gallery with images from our favorite children's books. I gladly paid the steep entry price of 7 pounds for an adult. Only to discover that the "gallery" consists of two rooms with an ante chamber displaying a smattering of works by Quentin Blake. I can't remember ever having felt more disappointed by a gallery or more ripped off. Unless you are a Quentin Blake aficionado this is a disappointing waste of time. Added to which the staff were condescending and smug.