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Address The Mall; London SW1Y 5AH
Neighbourhood St James | See on map
Tube Charing Cross [Northern, Bakerloo]
Telephone +44 20 7930 3647
Price Free-£10. Entry to café and bar is free.
Hours Mon-Wed 12-23. Thu-Sat 12-01. Sun 12-21.

The Institute of Contemporary Arts started life in 1946 as a space for artists to gather outside of The Royal Academy. Since then, it’s grown to incorporate galleries, a theatre, a bookshop and two cinemas, as well as a fantastic bar which stands alone as a great spot for a drink with its own string of events. The film offerings here, in particular, are extremely strong, featuring lots of independent screenings, documentaries, international movies and old classics, whilst musical events include live acts presenting material from new albums, and uplifting concerts by well-known names and special guests.