Guided tours

Discover 500 years of history, medicine, art and architecture with a fascinating guided tour of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) in Regent's Park. Our expert museum staff and specialist tours partners, Discover Medical London, offer a range of tours and guided walks, which are outlined below.

Guided tours for groups

History and architecture tours can be booked by groups of six or more and can be tailored to your group's special interest. Tours last up to 1 hour and cost £6 per person. Refreshments are available at additional cost. Student groups are usually free.

Please note we are now fully booked for guided tours in 2016. Bookings for 2017 will open late November. 

To book your tour, email or call +44 (0)20 3075 1543.

The most fascinating and well-presented tour of any building that I have ever attended.

Tour attendee, 2015

Free museum ‘drop-in’ tours

At 1.30pm on the first Wednesday of every month we offer a free 30-minute guided tour open to everyone. Just let reception know you’re here for the museum tour when you arrive.

Advance booking is not necessary but you can reserve your place by emailing

Discover Medical London

Let our specialist guided walks partners Discover Medical London lead you through the streets and stories that have made London a city of sickness and a city of cures for over 1,000 years with a series of themed walks of London’s medical streets and landmarks, including a visit to the Royal College of Physicians.

Tours start at the RCP at 2pm every Thursday, April–October 2016, and cost £10 per person. Book in advance or just turn up.

Extremely knowledgeable, articulate and engaging guide. One of the best I have ever heard.

Tour attendee, 2015

Medicinal garden tours

The Royal College of Physicians offers free tours of our medicinal garden.

When: March–November, first Wednesday of every month at 2pm.
To book: call +44 (0)20 3075 1200.
For group garden tours: call +44 (0)20 7034 4901 or email