Our purpose

The Hellenic Centre offers a rich programme of lectures, exhibitions, concerts, social events, and Greek language courses to promote awareness of Hellenic culture and nurture UK relations with the Hellenic world.

28 Sep

Play ‘Americana’

A play in English set in northern Greece in 1948, focusing on two peasant women: ‘Americana’ and her elder daughter, ‘Katerina’


The Hellenic Centre is a central London venue with a variety of meeting rooms and event spaces available to hire all year round.  It offers smaller rooms for meetings, larger spaces for conferences and training workshops and the  Great Hall for larger gatherings such as fashions shows, weddings, product launches and bespoke corporate events.

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Learn Greek

Greek courses for all levels, from Alpha to Omega

We run Greek language courses for groups and individuals; we hold conversation classes and help prepare for the C1 & C2 Certificate of Attainment in Greek.



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Key registration dates

Registration for the Autumn Term Courses will take place during the period
3 to 20 September 2019

Register in 3 simple steps:
(i) download and fill in form
(ii) email it to greekcourses@helleniccentre.org
(iii) call 020 7563 9831 to make a card payment

Download course registration form

Greek course books

Once your place on a course is confirmed, you can get all course books directly from the Hellenic Centre office.

Become a member

Members receive discounts on Greek language courses and paid events and invitations to private views and other events. Individual membership costs £50. more about membership


27 Sep 2019 Fri

Aspects and Visions of Greece in European Travellers’ Imagery from the Renaissance onwards

Keynote speakers:

Professor Bettany Hughes, Historian, author and broadcaster

Dr Theodoros Koutsogiannis, Curator, Hellenic Parliament Art Collection

Dr Aphrodite Kouria, Art Historian

The speakers will guide us through the rich visual material presented in the book, focusing on the main thematic cycles of the travellers’ imagery (views of cities and landscapes, ancient ruins and costumes), with the contribution of relevant travellers’ texts. They will consider the multiple and interesting aspects of these illustrations, whose scope transcends, in some cases, the boundaries and contents of travel literature; this is documented in philhellenic iconography, European painting, and Greek art of the 19th century.

A panel discussion organised by the Board of Directors of the Panayotis & Effie Michelis Foundation about its newly published book ‘Greece in European Travellers’ Imagery (15th – 19th centuries): Identities, alterities, metamorphoses’ by Dr Aphrodite Kouria.

The event is supported by the Hellenic Centre

Free entry, RSVP essential

  • 05 Sep 2019 Thu
    To 29 Sep 2019 Sun

    Agapanthus – αγάπη, άνθος

    An exhibition of paintings by Anastasia Krokidi leading us to a discussion with nature and our inner self.

    Free entry

    Call for opening hours

    The Hellenic Centre
  • 28 Sep 2019 Sat

    Play ‘Americana’

    A play in English set in northern Greece in 1948, focusing on two peasant women: ‘Americana’ and her elder daughter, ‘Katerina’

    Booking essential; £15, Members: £12

    The Hellenic Centre
  • 04 Oct 2019 Fri

    Myths and psychotherapy

    ‘Psychological Therapy as a heroic journey into the labyrinth. The myth of Theseus and Ariadne’

    The aim of the lecture is to explore the mythological imprint of the psychological processes that we all are in touch with and how mythological themes can be supplementary to the clinical practise of psychotherapy.

    £5 entry

    The Hellenic Centre
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