About us

The Hellenic Centre

The Hellenic Centre is a vibrant cultural organisation founded in 1994 as a charity, with the aims of providing a focus for the Hellenic community, promoting an awareness of Hellenic culture in the UK and nurturing the unique relationship between Britain and the Hellenic world. The Centre offers a rich programme of lectures, exhibitions, concerts, social events and Greek language courses.

The Centre's elegant building dates from the early 1900s and has been sympathetically refurbished to provide a number of meeting and exhibition rooms, the most impressive of which is the Great Hall. The location and its facilities make it also an attractive venue for outside individuals and organisations to hold their events. The Centre is off Marylebone High Street in central London and is easily accessible.

The Hellenic Centre is run by a full-time director and her administrative staff, overseen by the Trustees and their Executive Board.

Director: Agatha Kalisperas

On the occasion of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games the Benaki Museum, Athens, the Lampakis Family Archive, Athens, and the Hellenic Centre, London are participating with the exhibition ‘The First Modern Olympic Games, Athens 1896’. The exhibition has been curated by Mrs Aliki Tsirgialou and Mr Stamos Fafalios and is being held under the auspices of the Consul General of Greece in San Paolo, Mr Konstantinos B. Konstantinou.

Watch this space for booking information


Monday 7 & Tuesday 8 November 2016

A play that astonished the audiences, received amazing reviews and attracted more than 25,000 people.
Based on The Book of Katherine written by Auguste Corteau, the play has been adapted and directed by Yorgos Nanouris, who takes the stage together with Lena Papaligoura on the role of Katerina and Lolek who accompanies her with his music.

Katerina narrates, in retrospect, her family life, her fight against her bipolar disorder that makes her dependant on everyone, her suicide attempts.

She communicates her chaotic reality with affection, sarcasm, lots of humour and total lack of melodrama.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre and Ark4Art.




Diary of Events
Sept-Dec 2016

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Greek Language Courses

Autumn Term
starts on
Monday 3 October 2016

Autumn Term Courses
(timetable, fees, term dates,
terms & conditions)
available here

To see which course is right
for your level read our
Syllabus here

Registartion period for all
Autumn Term Courses
is now open
and will close on 16 September 2016
To enrol click here

General information about
our courses here

Venue Hire

Meeting Rooms available more...


Call +44 (0)20 7487 5060
email info@helleniccentre.org

16-18 Paddington Street,
London W1U 5AS



Agatha Kalisperas


Maria Kalli 020 7563 9833 maria@helleniccentre.org

Greek Language Courses

Evangelia Roussou 020 7563 9831 greekcourses@helleniccentre.org

Venue Hire

Kay Stavrinou 020 7563 9834 bookings@helleniccentre.org

Catering & Friends Room Exhibitions

Christina Vagioti 020 7563 9836 christina@helleniccentre.org


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 The Exhibition "Patterns of Magnificence" is now closed

Catalogues in both Greek and English are available at the Hellenic Centre.

For more information about "Patterns of Magnificence":