The Institute is located in a grand and beautiful old building in the heart of Belgravia, in central London. The building, erected in 1860s, was acquired by the Romanian government before WWII and has functioned as Embassy, Ambassadorial residence or cultural institute ever since. Blessed with large and elegant halls adorned with old furniture and paintings by great Romanian artists, this majestic house is also perfectly equipped for all types of cultural events. The chamber music hall, named after the greatest Romanian composer George Enescu, can seat up to 170 people for concerts. It can also be transformed into a 100-seat cinema or into a conference room. The art gallery, bearing the name of world-famous artist Constantin Brancusi, though smaller, is an equally versatile room, while the library/mediatheque provides a comfortable but modern place to read and work.