The Institute of Contemporary Arts is an iconic venue located on The Mall, just a short walk from Buckingham Palace and Downing Street. It is a creative and culturally significant building with two Regency rooms and a large Theatre space.  The venue recently has been shortlisted for the London Venue Awards in Best Party Venue and Best Private Dining categories.

The ICA was founded by a collective of artists in 1946 and moved to its present location on The Mall in spring 1968. Over the subsequent decades, the Institute has staged numerous ground-breaking exhibitions, among those the first major British institutional exhibitions by Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Jean – Michel Basquiat and Damien Hirst.

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Arnold and Henderson has joined ICA since October last year with grand opening of the Rochelle Canteen and Bar at the ICA. They also run the highly acclaimed Rochelle Canteen based in Shoreditch. It was one of last year’s hottest openings especially across the Galleries and Museums scene in London. With over 25 years of experience, Melanie Arnold and Margot Henderson are the real experts in delivering not only incredible food but also a wonderful atmosphere for any event. They love throwing weddings and private parties and the family business is at the real core of what they do.

If you are after a real foodie experience in wonderful surroundings for your next event please do get in touch with the ICA Events Team on and 207 766 1432.

Adam is the co-founder and editor of Adam, a technology evangelist also organises Event Tech Live, Europe’s only show dedicated to event technology and the Event Technology Awards. Both events take place in November, London.