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

Our Cultural Programme will resume in September.
Until then, some dates to pencil in your diaries...

Looking forward to welcoming you all!



The Wisdom of the Poem: K.P. Kavafis/A. Sikelianos – an innovative approach

Friday, 18 September, 7.15pm- Friends Room, Hellenic Centre.

Every poem has dimensions beyond the visible contours, revealing the infinite within the limited, bringing the unconscious into consciousness. Honouring poetry as the highest art of life, Omilos Eksipiretiton (The Servers’ Society) presents a different and philosophical way to analyse it, through poems by K.P. Kavafis and A. Sikelianos.

Free entry; booking essential on 0030 6936104960 or at info@omilos-eksipiretiton.gr.



Borrowed Shoes

Tuesday 29 September, 7.15pm - Friends Room, Hellenic Centre

A ‘solo and a cappella’ music performance, knit together following emotional pathways, rather than a strict thematic line, aiming to break down the distance between performer and audience.

Christina Maxouri ‘borrows’ old and new greek melodies, and interprets them ‘a cappella’, in a handmade, home-crafted performance, which allows for potential ‘imperfections’ and unexpected, surprising moments. 

‘Borrowed Shoes’ were first presented in December 2013 and have since January 2015 continued their long journey around Greece and abroad.

Guest: Pavlos Melas


New Diary of Events
Sept-Dec 2015

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Christmas Party Packages
Now Available

Greek Language Courses


Autumn Term Courses
is now


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":