The ICA is located on The Mall in the heart of central London

The Mall

We are closed Mondays

  • The building is open Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 11pm
  • The ICA Bookstore and Box Office are open Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 9pm
  • The galleries are open during exhibitions 11am – 9pm
  • The Bar & Canteen is open Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 11pm
  • Lunch is served from 12pm – 3pm, Supper from 6pm – 10pm Drinks and a range of bar snacks are available outside of these times

*Please note these are our standard opening hours. There may at times be slight variations to support programme.

Entry to the ICA is with Day Membership, set at £1. Day Membership includes access to exhibitions and displays, as well as use of facilities such as the Bar & Canteen and free WiFi.

Large bags and suitcases are not permitted into the Cinemas, Theatre or into events in other venues in the building. The ICA does not have a cloakroom so please do not bring such items with you to avoid being refused admission to your event

Before your visit please check our access information

Our spaces are available to hire for private events. Learn more

Public transport

Plan your journey using Transport for London's Journey Planner or call Transport for London on 020 7222 1234.

  • London Underground

    The nearest tube station is Charing Cross or Piccadilly Circus

    To reach the ICA from Charing Cross follow the signs for Trafalgar Square. Head through Admiralty Arch near the south west corner, on to The Mall and we're located approximately 50 metres on the right hand side. 

    To reach the ICA from Piccadilly Circus head down Lower Regent Street to Waterloo Place. The entrance is located at the bottom of The Duke of York steps.

  • Rail

    The nearest train station is Charing Cross.

  • Bus

    There is a bus stop on nearby Trafalgar Square or Cockspur Street. Please note that no bus services operate on The Mall.

  • Bicycle

    There are bike racks for locking bikes at the top of the Duke of York steps. Directly behind the ICA on the corner of Waterloo place and Carlton House Terrace is a London Cycle Hire docking station. You can use Cyclestreets to plan your cycle journey.

  • Car and Taxi

    There is no parking on The Mall but the main entrance is available for dropping off passengers. There are metered parking bays in Waterloo Place and Carlton House Terrace, and there are also car parks in Whitcombe Street and Spring Gardens, both off Trafalgar Square.