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Venue accessibility

The Royal College of Physicians (RCP) intends to be a welcoming venue for all its visitors. Our Grade I listed headquarter is fully accessible to those who have a disability or impairment, and we are continually looking to update and improve our provisions.

Planning your visit

Visitors who require extra assistance or specialist facilities can either speak to a member of staff when they arrive or book in advance.

For assistance during your visit, please contact us via email at reception@rcplondon.ac.uk, or by phone on +44 (0)20 3075 1200 or +44 (0)20 3075 1363.

Car parking

The RCP offers free parking for disabled visitors. Spaces are limited so please contact us at least 24 hours in advance so that we can make the necessary arrangements to ensure a parking bay is available.

Guide and hearing dogs

We welcome guide dogs and hearing dogs in the gallery. A drinking bowl is available at the cloakroom – just ask a member of staff.

Main building accessibility

A lift platform is situated along the black rails to the left of the building's main entrance*. There is also an inward opening automatic door at the front of the building, giving access to the main reception area and Wolfson Theatre. 

*Please note that the lift platform is currently undergoing maintenance, and is out of service. Please contact us by phone +44 (0)20 3075 1363 or email reception@rcplondon.ac.uk if you have concerns or want to discuss your visit.

Entrance to the Royal College of Physicians

Mobility aids

We have two wheelchairs available for visitors to the RCP. We would advise booking at least 24 hours in advance, otherwise we cannot guarantee availability. Stools are available in our galleries – please ask a member of staff for assistance.

Toilet facilities

Wheelchair-accessible toilets are available for visitors who require them:

  • Main building – lower ground floor.
  • Jerwood Centre – ground floor.

You can ask for further information at the information desk in the main building. 

The Jerwood Centre

Step-free access for the Jerwood Centre is through Peto Place.

There is a lift to the education rooms in the basement of the Jerwood Centre. Please contact reception for details.

Visitors with hearing impairment

Hearing induction loops are available in: 

  • Wolfson Theatre
  • Seligman Theatre
  • Council Chamber
  • Osler Room

A portable system can be used in:

  • Linacre Room
  • Sloane Room
  • Willan Room
  • Heberden Room
  • all rooms in the Jerwood Centre.

Visitors with visual impairment

If you require a guide to assist you around the building, please let us know at least 24 hours prior to your visit. Unfortunately, assistance cannot be guaranteed to visitors who do not book in advance.


The RCP welcomes your opinions. If you have any comments about our facilities, or if you would like to receive this information in a different format, please email reception@rcplondon.ac.uk, or phone our access team on +44 (0)20 3075 1200 or +44 (0)20 3075 1363.