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Situated on the east entrance of Regent's Park with easy access to central London, the Royal College of Physicians' Grade I listed HQ houses a museum, library, seminar and lecture halls, meeting rooms, curated gardens and banquet suite.

COVID-19 update

Further to recent government guidelines we’re pleased to announce the reopening of our building and meetings and events facilities at the Royal College of Physicians, London.

Our Operational standards for reopening guidelines will provide you with an overview of the measures we are putting in place to ensure your safety when visiting our venue. In addition, we have been awarded the industry standard ‘We’re Good To Go’ certification, meaning our venue has been recognised as one that can open safely and follows current government guidance.

Find out more here.

Visiting the RCP

We aim to be welcoming and accessible to all and are continually updating and improving our provisions for diverse visitors. To arrange a visit and discuss your access requirements, please contact us via email at reception@rcplondon.ac.uk, or by telephoning +44 (0)20 3075 1200 or +44 (0)20 3075 1363.

Front entrance to the RCP building.

Getting here

BY BIKE

The RCP has bicycle stands for guests. Cycle hire docking stations are located nearby on Longford Street and Bolsover Street.

BY CAR

The RCP is outside the congestion charge zone. We have limited car parking spaces available for members and fellows, which are available to book in advance. On-street parking is available in Regent's Park and there is a pre-bookable car parking facility close to the venue.

The RCP has free car parking for disabled visitors. To make arrangements please phone us on  +44 (0)20 3075 1200 or +44 (0)20 3075 1363 in advance of arrival. Unfortunately, spaces cannot be guaranteed to visitors who do not book in advance.

BY TRAIN

If you are arriving by train the nearest stations to the RCP are Euston (11 mins); Marylebone (20 mins); King's Cross and St Pancras International (25 mins).

Before travelling please take a look at TfL's travel accessibility site for information on which stations, services, lifts and escalators are out of operation, how to navigate London's public transport with step-free access, and other relevant accessibility updates.

BY UNDERGROUND

If you are travelling to the RCP via the underground, the nearest tube stations are Regent's Park (Bakerloo line; 4mins); Great Portland Street (Circle, Metropolitan and Hammersmith & City lines; 4mins); Warren Street (Victoria and Northern lines; 8mins).

Before travelling please take a look at TfL's travel accessibility site for information on which stations, services, lifts and escalators are out of operation, how to navigate London's public transport with step-free access, and other relevant accessibility updates.

Visitor passes

For your security, we ask all visitors to RCP London (including members and fellows) to book in at reception and collect a visitor pass. These passes are for visual identification only.

Temporary building access passes (swipe cards) can only be signed out if pre-booked through a current member of RCP staff.

Museum and gardens

Admission to our museum and gardens is free. On arrival please sign in at our reception desk where you will be given directions and details of available rooms and exhibitions, as well as a free multimedia museum visitor guide packed with information about RCP history and architecture.

  • Facilities: Toilets and a café are available for public use on the lower ground floor.
  • Groups: Groups of six or more can visit the RCP but they must be led by one of our authorised guides. Please contact us at history@rcplondon.ac.uk to make arrangements.
The museum at the Royal College of Physicians.

Opening times

Our library, archive and museum will remain closed for the time being while we work on a safe reopening plan for them.

We are instead running an exciting programme of digital events throughout 2020, and you can explore our collections and exhibitions online. 

CLOSURES

The museum page includes dates when the museum is closed to the public.