Guided tours

Discover 500 years of history, medicine, art and architecture with a fascinating guided tour of the 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.

Visiting the RCP

Venue accessibility and journey planning information (including transport accessibility) is available on the RCP Visiting page.

If you would like to discuss visiting arrangements with staff at the RCP please contact us via email at, or by telephoning +44 (0)20 3075 1200 or +44 (0)20 3075 1363.  

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.

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

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.

Multimedia tours

The RCP museum's multimedia guide is an easy to use handheld device with over 2 hours of films and images, featuring interviews with leading historians and experts to help you explore the RCP and the history of medicine as well as our museum collection, architecture and garden.

It is available free from reception during opening hours: Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm.  

Please note the RCP is a busy conference venue and some rooms may be unavailable on your visit.

Garden tours

Free tours of the medicinal gardens are held on the first Wednesday of each month at 2pm from March to October. To book a place call +44 (0)20 3075 1200

Group tours can be arranged with the social events manager by phone +44 (0)20 7034 4901 or email