The Arab British Centre aims to further understanding of the Arab world by promoting its culture, sharing its knowledge and supporting a community of individuals and organisations that work to enhance friendship and collaboration between people of the UK and the Arab world.

What's On

Partner Event

Showtime from the Frontline

30 January '18 - 21 April '18

Partner Event

Ala Younis: Plan for Feminist Greater Baghdad

1 February '18 - 24 March '18

Partner Event

Returning to Haifa

27 February - 24 March '18


Posted 07/02/2018

Six Days at the Sporting Club: A Beirut Gem

In the summer of 1956 (…) I frequented Sporting Club, a new beach club just below Eden Roc, built on the rocks with a spirited café, numerous sunbathing areas, and a bar. “Sporting,” as it was known, had several inlets into which the sea flowed, and where when the water was not too rough, one […]

Posted 29/01/2018

Interview with calligraphy master Hassan Massoudy

Posted 19/01/2018

A wonderful whirlwind trip to Tunis by Hannah Khalil

Posted 22/12/2017

IN 2017

Posted 28/11/2017

Today is #givingtuesday!

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The Arab British Centre library is a public borrowing library. Formerly a private collection put together over the past 40 years.

We organise and promote cultural and artistic events, and host a community of like-minded resident organisations at our central London premises.

Our meeting room is in the heart of the City of London and can be hired for use by registered organisations, societies and NGOs associated with Arab-British issues.