Visitor Info | Institut français du Royaume-Uni

Visitor Info

Summer Closure

The Institut français (including Ciné Lumière, La Médiathèque and Le Bistrot) will be closed from Friday 29 July.

Ciné Lumière and Le Bistrot will reopen on Friday 26 August at 10am.

La Médiathèque (including Bibliothèque Quentin Blake) will reopen on Tuesday 30 August at 12pm for La Médiathèque and 1pm for Bibliothèque Quentin Blake.

The Language Centre will remain open as usual until Saturday 13 August at 4.30pm. However, you can still contact the staff via phone (020 7871 3535) or email ( for any enquiries during this period from Monday to Friday, from 9am to 4.30pm.

The Language Centre will reopen on Tuesday 30 August at 9am.

Opening Times & Maps

How to Find Us

Tube: South Kensington Station: Circle, District & Piccadilly lines
Bus: 14, 414, 49, 70, 74, 345, 360, C1
TfL Journey Planner

Disabled Access

Improvements to the accessibility of the Institut français’ 17 Queensberry Place site are ongoing. Access to the ground floor foyer/reception/bistrot is by ramp; however, the first floor (library and cinema) will temporarily not be accessible due to planned engineering works on the lift from 6 June to 30 Sept. We apologise for the inconvenience. We are equipped with audio induction loop systems (hearing loops) for the hard of hearing. Call our box office to discuss your needs: 020 7871 3515