Proud of our past. Passionate about our future.


Throughout our rich 50-year history, we have inspired, enlightened, challenged and encouraged.

5 Pillars

They are our building blocks and the reason we exist, driving our core programming offer and shape.

The Hub

The hub that connects creativity and innovation in African art, culture and entrepreneurship.

Our People

Dedicated to providing the African diaspora and all people with an interest in African culture.

The Africa Centre

The Africa Centre is dedicated to providing the African diaspora, and all people with an interest in Africa, a platform for experiencing events and engaging in discussions on culture, education, business and art. We have recently achieved a funding goal with thanks to the Mayor of London and will be undergoing some exciting developments in the near future.

Shared workspace hire

We want to build a community of forward-thinking members. We believe it is our role to facilitate cross-fertilisation and synergies between London creative businesses and individuals. Not only has this aligned with the remit of The Africa Centre towards supporting African entrepreneurs in the UK, but also meets a demand from communities seeking innovative ways and incentives to grow stronger together.

Get involved

We are always happy to create new partnerships and believe the best works and ideas happen when we work together. Follow us on social media @TheAfricaCentre or contact us at our Southwark HQ.

These 5 pillars are our building blocks and the reason we exist. With an open and inclusive approach, the ‘new’ Africa Centre needs Londoner’s involvement to develop and hone these five pillars.



Please contact us for any queries or to join our mailing list for news as it happens. These are exciting times for the Africa Centre, so be sure to watch this space!


Phone: 0208 004 6436
Address: Arch 28, Old Union Yard Arches, 229 Union Street,London, SE1 0LR

Designing An Africa Centre for the 21st Century

Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019 | 6:00pm to 9:00pm

What thoughts and sensibilities underpin a pan-African design vision? Join Africa Centre Director, Kenneth Tharp and architect Jonathan Hagos, Director of FREEHAUS as they discuss the challenges and opportunities in developing a landmark building in Southwark.