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


 Easter Celebration

Sunday 27 April, 12.30pm to 4.30pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

Easter Celebration with live Greek music, dance and food! Celebrate Easter the Greek way, crack red eggs with us and enjoy a delicious lunch of lamb kleftiko!

For further information and bookings call 020 7487 5060.

Tickets at £22, concessions £20 include food and entertainment. Cash bar available.

Organised by the Hellenic Centre and the Peloponnesian Association of Great Britain.

Recital with Stathis Mavrommatis

Friday 9 May, 7.15pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

Recital with Stathis Mavrommatis, saxophone and Christina Panteli, piano.

The programme which is both lyrical and virtuosic will include original works and transcriptions for saxophone and piano by Mediterranean and other composers including C Caravasilis, M Hadjidakis, Y Constantinidis, T Rosopoulos, R Molinelli, J Matitia, P Iturralde, R R Benett, A Piazzolla.

Free entry; booking essential on 020 7563 9835 or at press@helleniccentre.org.

Supported by Yamaha Music Europe. Organised by the Hellenic Centre.

Sing Like Home: An evening with Music from Greece and the Mediterranean

Friday 16 May, 6.30pm to 9.30pm - Great Hall, Hellenic Centre

Have you missed spending an evening with loved friends, beloved Greek music and good wine, singing along your favourite tunes? Ark4Art presents Demo_Deux, a duet on a musical quest.

Armed with only a piano and their voices, Anastasis Sarakatsanos (piano) and Spyridoula Baka (vocals) travel across the musical traditions of the East and West, uncovering as they go along the hidden treasures of each land.

Doors and the bar will be open from 6.30pm. Let’s meet up and unwind for a while, before our lovely duet from Greece starts performing at 7.30pm.

Early Bird tickets £12, tickets booked after 30 April £15;

Booking at:


Supported by the Hellenic Centre.

The Exhibition "Patterns of Magnificence" is now closed. Catalogues are available at the Hellenic Centre.

For more information about "Patterns of Magnificence": www.patternsofmagnificence.org.

A shop is available at the Hellenic Centre with products from the exhibition.

Click here to view the whole colllection


The Real Greek



New Diary of Events
Apr-Aug 2014

Click to download a copy


Greek Language Courses

Spring/Summer Term begins on 28/04/14

Absolute Beginners
start on Monday 28 April
Friday 2 May

Venue Hire

Meeting Rooms available more...


Ithaka Revisited

Wednesday 23 April to Thursday 29 May - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre more...

email address:


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