Museum, garden and architecture

Find out more about the museum, garden and architecture of the Royal College of Physicians, in Regent's Park.

The Lasdun Building

Our impressive Grade I listed building in Regent’s Park has been home to the RCP since 1964. It is considered to be the most successful creation of renowned architect Sir Denys Lasdun, who was awarded the Trustees Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects in recognition of his work.

Visit us to experience extraordinary historical and ceremonial spaces inside Lasdun’s radically modern building.


Our museum collections are the result of centuries of gift-giving by RCP fellows and members. William Harvey, (1578–1657) – who discovered the circulation of blood – donated his own library and collections to the RCP in 1656 creating the Musaeum Harveianum – possibly the earliest named ‘museum’ in England.

Our portraits, silver and medical instrument collections are displayed throughout our headquarters in Regent’s Park. Book a guided tour of the RCP.


The RCP’s medicinal garden dates back to 1965. It was extensively replanted by Mark Griffiths in 2005–6, thanks to a grant from the Wolfson Foundation. Head gardener, Jane Knowles, has expanded the number of plants and we now have over 1,300 from the history of medicine.

The RCP has run a garden artist-in-residence programme since 2010.

View and search for information on all the plants in the RCP Garden.