The Royal Society

6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St. James's, London SW1Y 5AG Piccadilly Circus

Features

  • Accessible
  • Break Out Spaces
  • Cloak Room
  • Lift Access
  • Outdoor Space
  • Private Entrance
  • AV Support
  • Charitable Status
  • Exclusive Venue Hire
  • Suitable for filming
Did you know... The Royal Society published Isaac Newton's Principia Mathematica, and Benjamin Franklin's kite experiment?

The Royal Society venue hire

The Royal Society is a beautiful and historic venue in the heart of London. It’s been hosting and organising events for more than 350 years including some of the most important in the scientific world.

If you’re looking to add some elegance to your event The Royal Society venue hire is your answer. Today the London event space is a registered charity. So when you choose this venue – uniquely equipped to ensure your event is truly memorable – you’re helping to support a good cause too.

Why choose The Royal Society events

  • Situated in an ideal, central London location, overlooking The Mall and St James’s Park, it’s close to many transport links
  • The venue is ideal for hosting conferences, board meetings, training events, seminars, lectures, receptions and dinners
  • The conferencing service is recognised for outstanding catering options, don’t you know
  • With 12 rooms available for venue hire, it can accommodate anything from 10 to 800 guests

1Conferencing & meetings at The Royal Society

With 12 rooms over 3 floors, The Royal Society is perfectly equipped for hosting large conferences and smaller corporate gatherings. Whether you’d like a stately boardroom setting, an ornate 1890s library or a modern, light and airy conference space, you’ll find everything you need at The Royal Society. When it comes to conference venues in Central London, TRS has it all.

The Royal Society also boasts conveniently located London meeting rooms. Each of the elegant meeting spaces benefits from natural daylight, air conditioning and Wi-Fi. Plus, included in the meeting room hire is state-of-the-art AV facilities.  As well as general projection and sound equipment, the venue can also provide a number of webcasting solutions, and several filming and recording options.

To help ensure your event runs seamlessly, there is an in-house AV team on hand to provide guidance and help you set up. The conferencing service is also recognised for its outstanding fine dining catering options.

In addition to this, The Royal Society is a registered charity and the UK’s National Academy of science. By holding your event here you are helping to play an important part in supporting the Royal Society.

2Private dining at The Royal Society

When it comes to the ultimate space for private dining at The Royal Society, it has to be the Marble Hall. Decorated in the Venetian style, this spectacular venue is ideal for hosting elegant dinners and sparkling drinks receptions; guaranteed to leave a lasting impression on each and every guest.

Near to the Royal Society’s main entrance, this sophisticated space can accommodate up to 100 for receptions and up to 60 for private dining events. For events in the Kohn Centre, the Marble Hall is a brilliant space to serve catering for events as well as a gorgeous registration and reception area.

The Royal Society prides itself on delivering events to the highest standards, aiming to exceed expectations with its innovative catering options and presentation. The menus focus on seasonal produce, sourced from local and UK suppliers where possible. Or you can request a bespoke menu for your private dining event.

3Location and directions to the Royal Society

Overlooking The Mall and St James’s Park, this impressive Central London venue is extremely well connected. Just an 8 minute walk from Piccadilly Circus Tube Station, 9 minutes from Charing Cross Tube Station or 12 minutes from Embankment Tube Station.

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The Royal Society
“The Royal Society is such a beautiful venue – both inside and out. We have sky-high rooms, classic artwork and all the tech clients could need... and we are on the Mall and close to St James' Park. We're the full package!”
MADS LUND NIELSEN, GENERAL CATERING MANAGER

Event spaces at The Royal Society

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The Royal Society
Wellcome Trust Lecture Hall
Room capacity
500
RECEPTION
65
U-SHAPED
180
CABARET
200
DINNER
300
THEATRE
50
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • Blackout
  • Branding Opportunities
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Period Features (In Room)
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The Royal Society
Wolfson Library
Room capacity
200
RECEPTION
34
U-SHAPED
60
CABARET
70
DINNER
90
THEATRE
40
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Accessible
  • Balcony
  • Blackout
  • Branding Opportunities
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Period Features (In Room)
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Brian Mercer Room, The Royal Society

Room Capacity 50 Guests
Room capacity
50
RECEPTION
40
DINNER
50
THEATRE
18
U-SHAPED
32
CABARET
20
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • Branding Opportunities
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
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City of London, The Royal Society

Room Capacity 300 Guests
Room capacity
300
RECEPTION
40
DINNER
60
THEATRE
26
U-SHAPED
36
CABARET
30
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Branding Opportunities
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Period Features (In Room)
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Conference Room, The Royal Society

Room Capacity 70 Guests
Room capacity
70
RECEPTION
40
DINNER
70
THEATRE
21
U-SHAPED
32
CABARET
24
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Blackout
  • Branding Opportunities
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Period Features (In Room)
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Council Room, The Royal Society

Room Capacity 27 Guests
Room capacity
27
DINNER
27
U-SHAPED
27
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony
  • Blackout
  • Branding Opportunities
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Period Features (In Room)
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Dining Room, The Royal Society

Room Capacity 200 Guests
Room capacity
200
RECEPTION
140
DINNER
200
THEATRE
50
U-SHAPED
120
CABARET
40
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • Branding Opportunities
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Period Features (In Room)
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Kohn Centre, The Royal Society

Room Capacity 100 Guests
Room capacity
100
RECEPTION
60
DINNER
100
THEATRE
26
U-SHAPED
50
CABARET
36
BOARDROOM
Features
  • Accessible
  • Air Conditioning
  • Blackout
  • Branding Opportunities
  • High Ceilings
  • Light
  • Natural Lighting
  • Period Features (In Room)
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