The Library is an elegant period event space ideal for meetings, presentations and receptions in central London. 

Positioned at the top of the Grand Staircase, the Library has lots of natural light with high windows looking out onto fashionable Mayfair . This large book-lined space is brimming with Ri history, where even the carpet reflects Faraday’s ‘Lines of Force’ experiment. 

Mayfair meeting room

The Library can accommodate up to 100 guests for a reception, and up to 90 in theatre style for presentations. The Library has a built-in screen and PA system with Audio Visual (AV) equipment included in the hire. 

The Library can become an impressive meeting space for away days or board meetings, seating up to 38 in boardroom style. The period features and scientific heritage of the Library are sure to inspire your attendees. 

Conference and events venue London

The Library can also be hired in conjunction with the adjoining Georgian Room and Writing Room to create a versatile suite of event spaces.   

These rooms can be used together for private dining or receptions, or separately, with the Library as the core event space, and the Writing and Georgian rooms as breakout and catering spaces. 

The Library, Georgian Room and Writing Room together can accommodate smaller conferences for under 100 people, as well as private and corporate events in the day and evening. 

Historic London meeting venue

Originally two rooms, the Library was converted into a single room to be used as a temporary lecture space while our iconic Theatre was under construction in 1800. Once the Theatre was completed, the space became a Library dedicated to research and innovation. 

The Library décor harks back to the beginning of the Royal Institution venue with book-lined walls, busts of historic scientists and original features such as the circular mirror suspended above the fireplace. 

The circular mirror has remained in place since it was commissioned in 1802, and it can be seen in the illustrations of the room featured in the Men of Science 1807–8 print which is on display in the Georgian Room.   

Period filming location

The Library is also an excellent filming location perfect for everything from period filming to documentary interviews. 

This location is also available for corporate filming, webcasting and livestreamed events, forming an impressive background to add a touch of glamour to your virtual or hybrid events. 

The Library is a versatile period events space perfect for meetings, conferences, presentations and private dining.

Get in touch with the team today to book the Library for your next event. 

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