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

The Mall

We are closed Mondays.

  • Exhibitions are open 11am – 6pm, except Thursday, 11am – 9pm.
  • The Box Office and Bookshop are open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am - 9pm*
  • The Café Bar serves food from 11.30am - 3.30pm / 5.30pm - 10pm (8pm Sundays) and drinks until 11pm
  • The building is open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am – 11pm*

*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 art exhibitions and displays, as well as use of facilities such as the café bar and free wifi.

Before your visit please check our full opening hours and access information.

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

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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.


The nearest train station is Charing Cross.


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


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 St and Spring Gardens, both off Trafalgar Square.