Planning your visit to the British Academy Summer Showcase 2023

Opening hours

The British Academy will be open for the Summer Showcase on Saturday 17 June from 11am–5pm.

Meet the thinkers shaping our world through their pioneering social sciences and humanities research via our programme of engaging panel discussions, roundtables, pop-up talks, performances, workshops and film screenings.

Taking place throughout our home in 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, you will also be able to explore this Nash-designed, Grade I-listed building, overlooking the Mall and St James's Park.

Join in, learn something unexpected, and be inspired to think differently about the world around you.

A major redesign of our home at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace will open up the Academy and provide new, flexible and state-of-the-art event spaces in 2024. Therefore, our 2023 Showcase will not feature exhibits as previously. However, our programme will still offer opportunities to engage directly with pioneering research.

The Summer Showcase is free to attend and everyone is welcome during opening hours – you can still join us for a special evening view on Friday even if you're not a researcher!

Book in advance or drop in on the day – a ticket is not required for this event but it really helps us to know that you are attending!

Please note that random bag checks will be in operation.

Getting Here

The British Academy is located at 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH.

Nearest public transport:

National rail stations Charing Cross and Waterloo.
Tube stations Charing Cross, Piccadilly Circus, and Embankment.
Frequent buses run stop nearby at Trafalgar Square, Haymarket, and Piccadilly Circus.

Parking information:

Westminster City Council’s Trafalgar Square car park is nearby (please see below for disabled parking spaces). Bicycle racks are located by in the vicinity of the Duke of York monument.
You can use Transport for London to plan your journey.


The entrance to the Academy is not at street level. All visitors can access the building via a short flight of 8 stairs at No. 10 Carlton House Terrace, an assisted lift, or a short flight of 7 stairs from street level at No. 11 Carlton House Terrace.

All rooms on the public floors of the venue (the ground and first floors) are fully accessible for wheelchair users and those who use mobility aids. However, due to the Grade I listing of the building, there are restrictions for those using larger motorised or battery-powered wheelchairs or vehicles.

Other facilities at The British Academy include an accessible toilet, baby changing and induction and hearing loops.

Information regarding accessible parking spaces in Westminster can be found on the City of Westminster’s website. Visitors who require extra assistance or specialist facilities can email the Events Team in advance.


Toilets are located downstairs on the Mezzanine level. Two accessible toilets are available on the Ground Floor. Baby changing facilities are also available on the Ground Floor.

Any questions?

If you have any questions, please contact the British Academy Events Team directly on [email protected].

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