Championing the cause for Africa & its diaspora since 1961

Our History

Established as a charity in 1964, we've been proud custodians of African culture & heritage in the U.K since.

Our Five Pillars

These guide our operations and drive our purpose as a leading cultural and heritage organisation.

Our Spaces

We offer performance and exhibiton spaces for hire and affordable co-working space via The Hub

Young Africa

An enabling environment where young people are empowered to lead in shaping their own future.

We Have Rebranded!

We’re thrilled to announce the unveiling of our new brand identity. The revamp demonstrates the evolution of our charity since its founding in 1961. While this is a significant change, our core values remain the same.


We commissioned South Africa-based duo Osmond Tshuma and Nontokozo Tshabalala of Mam’gobozi Design Factory following a very competitive process. They stood out because of their design style which is firmly rooted in African identity, culture, and heritage.


Tshuma said: “In creating the new identity, we looked at the space created by The Africa Centre, ‘a home away from home,’ a space for togetherness, coming together of like-minded people. A space that helps people to learn from each other and gain knowledge and wisdom too.”

About The Africa Centre

We are a UK registered charity and our mission is to create and promote authentic African cultural experiences. We achieve this through spaces and platforms that encourage creative expression, social interaction, cultural exchange, learning and entrepreneurship, and innovation. We work with individuals, communities and organisations in different parts of Africa and its global diaspora. We serve African and Caribbean communities in the UK and welcome anyone with an interest in Africa. The Africa Centre has a long and rich history that we are immensely proud of, we are also excited about the plans we have for the future.

Event Space for Hire

One of our unique offerings as a cultural organisation is spaces for events and community focussed activities. Not only does this help with generating a bit of much-needed income, but it also means that we bring people together for rich cultural experiences. We also empower and enable other individuals and organisations to host their own events at competitive rates.


Located in a refurbished railway Arch in quirky Union Yard Arches in Southwark, Arch 29 is a self-sustained dry hire space suitable for a wide range of events such as screenings, retail pop-ups, talks, live performances, and corporate and private events, etc.


**As the Covid-19 guidelines start to ease, we welcome enquiries about the possible hire of our spaces. Please get in touch for more details**.

Get Involved

We believe there is power in working together and sharing ideas. So we are always looking for opportunities to create new partnerships and build lasting relationships that are mutually beneficial. If you want to find out more about The Africa Centre or you have a proposal or suggestion for us, please do get in touch. To stay up to date on all the developments, you can subscribe to our Newsletter and follow us on social media (bottom of this page). You are also welcome to pay us a visit at our Southwark HQ once it is safe for us move around again.

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

COVID-19 - A Message from The Africa Centre

In view of the current situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to ensure the safety of the public and staff at The Africa Centre, our offices will be closed until further notice. 

For more information please visit our Latest News