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.



The health and wellbeing of our community is our top priority. We would like to reassure you that we have put strict measures in place to reduce the risks of COVID-19.

All our cultural events are cancelled until the end of May. We will be keeping our website up to date; please do sign up for our newsletter to be informed about our cultural events.


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We are still taking bookings for future events, please do get in touch with your enquires. ☎ 020 7563 9834 or bookings@helleniccentre.org

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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.


Winter Term Courses will resume online on 2 April.

Existing students will receive an invitation to join the online platform.

Private tuition currently available only via SKYPE.

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Key registration dates

Information for online Absolute Beginners courses to be released on 9 April

Information for all other online courses during the Spring/Summer Term to be released on 27 April


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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


24 Apr 2020 Fri

A Greek Folk Journey – Travel, Culture and Gastronomy

We regret to inform you that this event has been postponed until autumn.

Greece is famous for its glorious history, archaeological wealth, democracy and contribution to sciences, but it is also a land of rich folk heritage. A Greek Folk Journey acquaints you with this folk heritage by providing an insight into the abundance of customs, festivals and events to be found in all corners of the country, presented by the month.

Ancient and more recent traditions live on in many of Greece’s cities, towns or the smallest of villages, thanks to the dedication of local communities, cultural associations and local authorities. Many of the events have historic or religious backgrounds, others are contests or sporting competitions, including world famous marathons, sailing regattas and chess tournaments.

Interesting seasonal produce festivals also feature, such as cherry, watermelon, fig, mushroom, olive and wine festivals. Commercial and agricultural fairs, which have a local flavour and where entertainment and delicacies are offered to visitors, are described to entice you. And if that is not enough, A Greek Folk Journey serves up regional dishes, helping you to savour the flavours of glorious Greece.

Terina Kalogeropoulos Armenakis was born and raised in Ethiopia. Her life has been dedicated to promoting Ethiopia from her position as the Honorary Consul General of Ethiopia in Greece.  She is also a founding member of several cultural, humanitarian and business associations and Honorary President of the Consular Corps in Greece.

“My Greek Folk Journey” is a labour of love which has taken Terina Armenakis 7 years of research to complete and is her personal contribution to the promotion of the lesser known aspects of Greek culture and Greece to the international community.

In 2018 Terina Kalogeropoulos Armenakis was awarded the Carolos Mitsakis Award for her contribution to the promotion of the Hellenic ethnographic culture, through A Greek Folk Journey.

Read more about the author here

Free Entry, booking essential

  • 29 Apr 2020 Wed

    Papadiamandis for the English World

    We regret to inform you that this event has been postponed until autumn.

    An event to celebrate the publication of the second volume of a projected 4-volume representative sample in English translation of the literary work of Alexandros Papadiamandis (1851–1911).

    On the occasion of the launch of the second volume of The Boundless Garden the organisers and the presenters wish to share their knowledge and love of this neglected Greek author with English-speaking readers.

    Organised by The Hellenic Centre and the Orthodox Centre of the University of Winchester

    Free entry, optional donation appreciated

    The Hellenic Centre
  • 07 May 2020 Thu

    The Sea and the Greeks: A Voyage Though the Centuries

    We regret to inform you that this event has been postponed until autumn.

    Since the dawn of history and until today, the geopolitical map of the world has changed many times over. Voyage through history with this lecture from Sir Efthimios E. Mitropoulos KCMG. What has not changed is the sea. Learn about historical milestones, from the Battle of Salamis, to the contribution of the Greek Navy to the country’s liberation from the 400-year occupation by the Ottoman Turks and to today’s miracle of Greek shipping constituting 20% of the world merchant fleet by gross tonnage.

    Organised by The Hellenic Centre

    Free entry, booking essential

    The Hellenic Centre
  • 19 May 2020 Tue

    One Summer in Crete Book Launch

    We regret to inform you that this event has been postponed until autumn.

    Nadia Marks celebrates the publication of her new novel, One Summer in Crete

    Organised by The Hellenic Centre

    Free entry

    The Hellenic Centre
  • 10 Jun 2020 Wed

    Nutrition Facts and Myths

    We have survived about two million years as humans by eating whatever we could find. We are now inundated with information and advice about what to eat and what not to eat. Sensible diets, fad diets, superfoods. Are they, good, harmless or dangerous?

    The talk by Dr Despo Papachristodoulou will attempt to give a sensible perspective on the matter and separate fact from fiction.

    Organised by The Hellenic Centre

    Free entry, booking essential

    The Hellenic Centre
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