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The Royal Institution

The Royal Institution is located in the heart of Mayfair and boasts an outstanding scientific history.


10 event spaces

Maximum capacity 400

Home to 14 Nobel Prize winners

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The Royal Institution of Great Britain, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS

Venue Information

The Royal Institution is a very special events space in the heart of Mayfair.  Renowned for its 200 years of scientific heritage and iconic Christmas Lectures, the Ri is home to 14 Nobel Prize winners and the discovery of 10 chemical elements.

The grade 1 listed building provides an inspirational and atmospheric setting for any event.  The Ri’s highly sought after theatre can host up to 400 delegates with adjacent catering spaces and fully integrated high-spec AV facilities.

In addition to the Theatre, there are 9 different event spaces; including the modern and striking Conversation Room which is ideal for conferences, board meetings and private dining.

For big or small events, the Royal Institution is the perfect venue.  Specialist teams are on hand to guide you in creating a unique event for your delegates; always delivering an unforgettable experience.

Client Testimonial

The Royal Institution is an amazing venue which provides great scope for a variety of events. I am extremely impressed with how the events team were enormously knowledgeable, grasped exactly how I wanted our event to run, and offered great advice on how to make it work in their space and with their catering. On the actual day of the event all staff involved from technical to cloak room and everyone in between were helpful, professional and extremely welcoming to our delegates. I will be using the Royal Institution for many future events.

Kerry McEwan, Marketing Department, Soft Cat

Just to say a huge thank you for yesterday.  It was the best event and very good comments on the food.



Louise Oliver SR Events

I just wanted to say a huge thank you for all your support throughout the process and on the day. The event went well, we had many positive feedbacks from speakers and guests. The room worked very well for the type of event and everyone enjoyed the drinks and canapés too. Would you be able to pass our thanks to the AV technician who was there at the event too.

Tekla Kósa  Events Executive, Concern Worldwide (UK)

Firstly may I thank you and your team for everything you did to contribute to the success of our event last night. Our guests had a really enjoyable evening and the venue was perfect for this occasion.  Our guests really enjoyed visiting the Ri and remarked on what a beautiful building it is. The lecture theatre was perfect for our requirements.  Although we were not at capacity it still felt very intimate.  Please may I give a shout out to Jamie who was fantastic and so incredibly helpful and professional.

Sadly I was too busy to get to enjoy much of the food or drink but I know people commented on how delicious it was.  There was a lovely lady I spoke with who was the F&B manager last night and again, she was really helpful and accommodating to a few last minute changes. Please pass on my thanks.

Thank you so much for all your help over the past few months in the lead up.  It has been enormously appreciated. I do hope that we will have an opportunity to do another event with you in the future.

Amelisa Wright Fundraising Consultant, National Osteoporosis Society

Name of roomTheatreCabaretBoardroomClassroomU-ShapeReceptionLunch/DinnerDinner DanceExhibition (sqm)
Georgian Room5010040
Demo Room804030402610050
Writing Room2012121282020
Speakers Room8
Sunley Room40242416204040
Conversation Room1005038453210080

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