ICA: Institute of Contemporary Arts


The ICA is the centre for international contemporary arts in Britain with 3 galleries (exhibitions changing approximately every 8 weeks). Cinema, theatre, live music, restaurant, lectures and live music events, bookshop and late bar and cafe. Housed in elegant Regency premises on the Mall.

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Day Membership priced at £1 will now apply from 12 February 2014 during gallery opening hours Wed-Sun, 11am-6pm, until 9pm on Thursdays. No Day Membership will be charged on Tuesdays

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Venue Details & Map

ICA: Institute of Contemporary Arts

Nash House
The Mall
+44 (0)20 7930 3647
Public transport:
Piccadilly: exit station, walk down Lower Regent St to Waterloo Place, descend Duke of York steps, turn left. Charing Cross: turn left, cross Trafalgar Sq bearing left
Book a taxi on +44 (0)844 556 0706 or with London's biggest car service app


Access into the Building
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Yelp Reviews


4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews

Top 5 reviews of ICA: Institute of Contemporary Arts

5.0 out of 5 30 March 2015
by Josefine B.

Cool contemporary art & cinema, a lot of events worth checking out. I love their bookstore, great selection.

You get to see the exhibitions for a day membership with the ritualistic price of £1.more

4.0 out of 5 22 November 2014
by Olivia G.

A wonderful place to celebrate contemporary art! It has a fantastic movie theater and top-notch bookstore. Be warned, the workers are not the friendliest.more

2.0 out of 5 5 October 2014
by Wayne H.

On my particular day of visit not much was on display, sadly, save two installations themed around life and consumerism and a collection of Arab pop culture prints.

Can't say I'm incredibly impressed yet but I'm keen to give it another go.more

4.0 out of 5 11 January 2012
by Glen M.

Cool stuff, unassuming exterior/interior, great bookstore, interesting, challenging collections and whatnot.

Also, somewhat secretly, a decent place to pop in and work. Ssssh.more

5.0 out of 5 22 August 2011
by Peter S.

The Institute of Contemporary Arts is a very cool space comprised of cinema, gallery, bookstore and cafe bar (the latter reviewed elsewhere on Yelp).

I'm best acquainted with the cinema, which has over the last two years had the uncanny knack of picking films that end up being my favourite of the year. Last year it was the extraordinary, thought-provoking documentary about the huge...more

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