Visiting

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.

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

The RCP's museum and gardens are open Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm. We are not open at the weekend.

Please note that the RCP is a busy conference venue. Occasionally, the exhibition gallery and other spaces will become crowded as delegates move around the building, particularly at lunchtime. Some rooms may be unavailable to view during your visit. If you are travelling far to see a particular room or item in the collections please contact us in advance at history@rcplondon.ac.uk.

CLOSURES

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