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.

23 Jun

Karaghiozis and the Riddles of the Vizier’s Daughter – Ο Καραγκιόζης και τα Αινίγματα της Βεζυροπούλας

Shadow theatre puppet show in Greek by Thodoris Kostidakis - an experienced shadow puppeteer, drama therapist and member of the Greek Association of Shadow Theatre.


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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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.


It is no longer possible to register for our Spring/Summer Term Courses.
The timetable for the Autumn Term will be available on 15 July.

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Key course dates

Spring/Summer Term ends: 15 July 2019

1st registration period for Autumn Term:
15 to 25 July 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

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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


06 Jun 2019 Thu
To 30 Jun 2019 Sunday

Exhibition of Kissonerghis paintings from the Leventis Gallery Cyprus

GENIUS LOCI – Ioannis Kissonerghis and British landscape painters

The development of landscape painting and its establishment as an important thematic constituent of Cypriot art is closely connected to the work of Ioannis Kissonerghis. He is also the source of the tradition of painting en plein air – that is, from nature – which was followed by all Cypriot artists during the first six decades of the 20th century.

Aiming at illuminating as clearly as possible the first steps of Cypriot art in the early 20th century, the exhibition will examine the relationship between Ioannis Kissonerghis and the landscape painting tradition created in Cyprus by traveller-artists, in particular British visitors or temporary residents of the island.

This connection will be traced in the works of such artists as William  Hawkins (1845-1902), H. W. Seton-Karr (1858-1938), John Everett, (Evelyn) May Chenevix Trench (1887-1977), Tristram Ellis (1844-1922) and others.

Organised by A.G. Leventis Gallery Cyprus and the Hellenic Centre, supported by the A.G. Leventis Foundation. 

Ioannis Kissonerghis, St Helarion, Watercolour, A G Leventis Gallery, Nicosia

Ioannis Kissonerghis, St Helarion, Watercolour, A G Leventis Gallery, Nicosia

Free entry but RSVP for the preview & reception

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