The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London (UK) is the home of Etre Get Together 2011. Find out more about it and how to get to the ICA below.

What is the ICA?

The Institute of Contemporary Arts was established in 1947 by a collective of artists, poets and writers to showcase and champion contemporary culture across a wide range of art forms. Since its establishment, it has been at the centre of many of the most significant artistic and cultural developments in the past 60 years. It has also introduced numerous artists, performers, writers and other cultural figures to a wider audience, both nationally and internationally.

Today, the ICA consists of two galleries, two cinemas, a theatre, a bookshop, a bar and café and private function rooms. Its programme covers visual arts, music, cinema, talks and educational events. It also provides a forum for the creative industries to meet and connect, making it the ideal venue for Etre Get Together 2011!

More information about the ICA is available on its website

How to get to the ICA

The ICA's address is The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH; however on the day, delegates will need to enter via 12 Carlton House Terrace.

(Carlton House Terrace is just up the steps to the left of the ICA's main entrance on The Mall. Street-level access to Carlton House Terrace is available from Waterloo Place, off of Pall Mall).

Getting there via public transport

Getting to the ICA by tube, rail or bus couldn’t be easier. You can plan your journey using Transport for London's Journey Planner (or call Transport for London direct on 020 7222 1234) or simply follow the directions below.

Tube (underground)

The nearest underground stations are Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo lines) and Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines).

To reach the ICA from Charing Cross exit the station and follow the signs for Trafalgar Square. Once at the Square, head through Admiralty Arch near the south west corner. This brings you on to The Mall. The ICA is approximately 50 metres on the right hand side.

To reach the ICA from Piccadilly Circus head straight down Lower Regent Street and into Waterloo Place.

Rail (overground)

The nearest railway station is at Charing Cross.


The following buses stop in nearby Trafalgar Square or Cockspur Street: 3, 6, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22, 23, 24, 29, 38, 77a, 88, 91, 139, 159 and 176.

Please note that there are no bus services operating on The Mall.

Getting there by bicycle

There are racks for parking bicycles at the top of the Duke of York steps at the side of the ICA.

Getting there by car

The main entrance is available for dropping off passengers but unfortunately parking is not permitted on The Mall.

There are car parks in Whitcombe St and Spring Gardens, both off Trafalgar Square.

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