Irish Community & Culture

About The London Irish Centre

Empowering and enriching lives through Irish community and culture.


Our shared values define what we stand for and how we do things at the London Irish Centre. Central to our culture, they influence our day-to-day activity; how we liaise with external agencies, promote workforce wellbeing and deliver high-quality services. Our six core values;

  • Welcoming: Offer a warm, friendly Irish welcome to all,
  • Compassionate: Bring kindness and care to everyone we work with,
  • Inclusive: Celebrate diversity in Irish culture, heritage and identities, and in the wider community we serve,
  • Creative: Listen to, cultivate, and explore new ideas and solutions,
  • Community-centred: Keep community service and connections at the heart of our work,
  • Sustainable: Support environmental and organisational sustainability.


Our vision is to be ‘the Irish Heart of London’.


To empower and enrich lives through Irish community and culture.

What We Do

Often big cities present personal challenges; loneliness, lack of sense of community or logistical hurdles can make if difficult to know where to go or who to turn to. Ireland is regularly referred to as the land of a thousand welcomes, and here at the London Irish Centre we aim to bring that welcoming spirit to everything we do.

The LIC has served the Irish community in London since it was first established in 1954 and we continue to offer a range of services to people within the Irish community, some of whom have attended the Centre for many years. Our heritage is important to us, but we are also focused on present and future needs.

Aligned to our core values, the London Irish Centre is sensitive and responsive to the needs of all people, and we want to extend our services to other communities as part of an inclusive, multicultural approach with the aim of building resilient and cohesive neighbourhoods.

For more information on the services that we offer, click here.



The London Irish Centre promotes both Irish culture and care, helping the vulnerable in the local community that relies on them now more than ever.

Dermot O’Leary (Patron)