Africa Centre

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The Africa Centre aims to promote positive awareness about Africa, and to help to empower the African diaspora in the UK, and to support Africa's development aspirations.

Over the years leading African artists, writers, politicians and musicians have met in the Africa Centre, been a source of inspiration to one another, and shared their visions of Africa with British people.

Venue Type:

Association or society

Opening hours

Library: open to the public Mon - Fri 10.00 - 5.30pm

Additional info

Library: Unfortunately limited disabled access - sorry. Redevelopment plans include full access.

The reference library contains over 170 contemporary publications (journals/magazines/newspapers) published in the UK, Africa and elsewhere; an assortment of historical, classical, political and art books concerning the culture and peoples of the African Continent; information and resource listings; and studying and photocopying facilities. If we do not have exactly what you are looking for, we will endeavour to point you in the right direction.

Collection details

Costume and Textiles, Decorative and Applied Art, Design, Film and Media, Fine Art, Literature, World Cultures

Africa Centre
38 King Street
Covent Garden
Greater London



General enquiries

Arts and Education Co-ordinator


020 7836 1973


020 7836 1975

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