Langley Galleries

  • Langley Galleries interior
  • Langley Galleries exterior

Key Features

  • Credit Card Accepted
  • Original contemporary art
  • Limited or open editions prints
  • Works on canvas
  • Framing service available

Ken Cook founded Langley Galleries, named after his home town in Berkshire, in 1978, to develop his hobby of fine art collecting and picture framing into a full time business, after a decade serving in the London Fire Brigade.

The galleries initially specialised in original Victorian art; but challenges in sourcing quality work, along with rising prices, brought a change of focus, with more emphasis on original contemporary art, limited or open edition prints; and prints and original works on canvas.

Unlike most other galleries in the area, Langley offer a same day framing service for straightforward work. The expertise of James Wildish, who has worked for the gallery for almost 10 years, is much appreciated by clients with more challenging framing projects. Bespoke frames have been completed for many unusual objects, from needlework to medals, sports shirts, ballet shoes and, famously on one occasion, even a pork pie!

Nowadays, the galleries in this old building, (listed Grade One for historical significance), display a broad range of original paintings to the rear of the ground floor, and on the upper storeys. Featured artists include aviation specialist Roy Gargett, marine artist Andrew Kennedy, and acrylic paintings of motorsports in pop art style by David Daisy, some of which are signed by drivers or riders.

On the ground floor a wide variety of limited and open edition prints are available from popular British artists, including works from the perennially popular "Portraits of Britain" series of regional watercolours by Glyn and Philip Martin, to work by Jack Vetriano and Sue Howells. Also on sale are t-shirts and prints of work by celebrated graffiti artist Banksy.

Opening Times

Monday: 9:00-16:30
Tuesday: 9:00-16:30
Wednesday: 9:00-16:30
Thursday: 9:00-16:30
Friday: 9:00-16:30
Saturday: 9:00-16:30


Langley Galleries is situated on Rochester's historic High Street just a few minutes walk from the rail station.
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143 High Street
01634 811802

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