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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 updated government guidance 21 February 2022

In the interest of your own and other attendees’ health and safety, we continue to encourage people using our facilities to take a lateral flow test before attending. If the test is positive or you are feeling unwell, please do not to visit or attend an event at the RCP.

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. To make your visit as safe and enjoyable as possible, we’ve made a few changes and you will need to pre-book a ticket to visit the museum.

On arrival please sign in at our reception desk where you will be given directions and details of available rooms and exhibitions and will be given a visitor badge.

The museum at the Royal College of Physicians.

Opening times

The RCP museum and gardens will usually be open to the public Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm and until 8pm on the first Thursday of the month* at our Museum Lates. Visitors must pre-book a timed entry ticket before visiting.

Everyone is welcome to visit the Royal College of Physicians museum. We are a busy conference and events venue, so groups of more than six should book a guided tour or attend one of our monthly free taster tours.

CLOSURES

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