Part of a worldwide network, the Institut français in London encourages cross-cultural exchange and presents the best of French culture. Enjoy our wide offer: French courses (online or at our venue), film screenings, library collections, kids’ activities, festivals, talks and concerts.
Founded in 1910, the Institut français du Royaume-Uni comprises a language centre, a cinema (Ciné Lumière), a multi-media library (La Médiathèque), a children’s library (Bibliothèque Quentin Blake) and a café-restaurant, and welcomes 200,000 people each year.
The Institut also collaborates with schools in the UK on educational cooperation programmes to promote French language learning and organise teacher training, so that French can remain the UK’s top choice for foreign language study.
Dedicated to helping children learn and discover new aspects of culture, the Institut offers years-round activities and resources for kids, families and schools, in addition to its annual festival dedicated to children’s literature, the South Ken Kids Festival.