Planning your visit to the British Academy Summer Showcase 2022

Opening hours

The British Academy will be open for the Summer Showcase on Friday 17 June from 9am–3pm and 6–9pm, and Saturday 18 June from 11am–5pm.

Alongside a programme of talks, workshops and performances, 12 of our researchers will bring their work to life – from livestreamed global connections and an immersive VR experience, to calligraphy workshops and a conspiracy kitchen. Meet the brightest minds in history, psychology, sociology and more, and be inspired to think differently about the world around you.

This year, the British Academy are also offering researchers a unique opportunity to network with fellow scholars at the Researcher Late on Friday 17 June, 6 – 9pm. Accompanied by a complimentary drinks reception, researchers will be able to meet members of the Funding team to get advice on funding applications. Spaces for the complimentary drinks reception is first come first served so make sure to book in advance.

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.

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.

Group bookings

To make a group booking (for 10 or more people) or to find out further information, please email us. School and college groups are invited to visit on Friday 17 June. Please read the information on our Schools and Colleges page before contacting the Events Team.


All rooms used for the Summer Showcase are accessible. Facilities at the British Academy include lift access from street level into the building, an accessible toilet on the ground floor, lift access to the event spaces on level 1, and induction loops and hearing loops in two of our rooms.

Information regarding disabled parking spaces in Westminster can be found on the City of Westminster’s website. Visitors who require extra assistance or specialist facilities can notify the Events Team in advance by emailing or calling reception on +44 (0)20 7969 5200.


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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