The Royal Institution venue offers a wide range of spaces suitable for any event from conferences and meetings to receptions and dinners. With access directly from our grand entrance on Albemarle Street, our ground floor event venues offer impressive modern spaces with an uncomplicated journey for your guests.
When your guests enter our grand entrance on Albemarle Street, they'll be led to our iconic sweeping Grand Staircase and can be guided to the first floor. Whether you're looking for a corporate meeting venue or a Mayfair party venue, the first floor of the Royal Institution has it all including our iconic lecture theatre and elegant heritage spaces.
The Lower Ground Floor offers a blank canvas, contemporary event space for hire, which provides branding and networking opportunities with views of Faraday's original laboratory and incredible objects such as the first Thermos to the lamp that saved the lives of coal miners. The exhibition and galleries across this floor allow you to add an interactive element to your event. Whether it's engaging with the exhibits or commissioning one of our incredible tours or demonstrations - this space will immerse your guests in their event experience.
First Floor Exclusive Hire
Our First Floor spaces flow together beautifully to create a flexible event space ideal for conferences, receptions, launches and formal dinners. The original marble Grand Entrance staircase leads to our iconic Lecture Theatre or to the Library, Georgian and Writing Rooms, which can be used as one large interconnected catering room or used as individual breakout spaces. Also included is the Demonstration Room, ideal as a breakout space or green room for speakers.
Conversation & Mezzanine
A large, stylish room with bold décor, the very name of the Conversation Room could be a talking point for your guests! Conveniently located on the ground floor this is the perfect space for a conference accommodating up to 50 guests cabaret or 100 guests theatre style. Combined with the Conversation Room is the Mezzanine, a quirky and contemporary space ideal for catering and refreshments.
Full Venue Exclusive Hire
Exclusive hire includes our Georgian rooms, the Demonstration room and the iconic lecture theatre on the First Floor, the Conversation Room and Mezzanine on the Ground Floor as well as the glass roofed Atrium and the Royal Institution museum on the Lower Ground Floor. Exclusive hire allows you the space and flexibility to design the perfect experience for your guests. It suits events with a large number of attendees or for luxury events such dinners, award ceremonies or launches.