Visitor Info

All the strict hygiene measures in line with government guidance have been implemented for your full safety in all areas of the Institut. Click here for further info

Opening Times & Maps

    The Language Centre is open throughout the summer

    • From Mon to Thu: from 9.30 to 19.30
    • Fri & Sat: from 9.30 to 16.00
    • Sun: closed

    Cultural Centre Summer Break
    The Cultural Centre closes on 23 July.

      Ciné Lumière reopens on 25 August

      • From Wed to Fri: from 17.00 to 21.00
      • Sat & Sun: from 13.00 to 21.00

      La Médiathèque & Bibliothèque Quentin Blake reopen on 1 September

      • From Wed to Sat : from 13.00 to 18.00
      • From Sun to Tue: closed

      The Café Tangerine reopens on 1 September

    The Language Centre

    • Mon – Thu: 9.30am – 7.30pm / Fri & Sat: 9.30am – 4pm

    The Cultural Centre

    • Mon & Tue: 5pm – 9pm / Wed & Fri: 10am – 9pm / Thu, Sat & Sun: 1pm – 9pm
    • La Médiathèque (including Bibliothèque Quentin Blake): Wed – Sat: 1pm – 6pm
    • Summer Closure from Thu 22 July at 9pm until Wed 25 Aug
    • Café Tangerine is temporarily closed until September

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

Please note that there is step-free access to the ground floor (foyer/reception), the first floor (library, salons and Ciné Lumière)and to the lower ground floor (Ciné Lumière II).

Ciné Lumière II is equipped with a wireless audio system that delivers both Hearing Impaired (HI), and Visually Impaired Narration (VI) on compatible films.

Call our box office to discuss your needs: 020 7871 3515