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The Royal Society

6-9 Carlton House Terrace, St James's, London, SW1Y 5AG
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The Royal Society is a beautiful, historic venue situated in the heart of London. It offers 12 rooms that are ideal for conferences, board meetings, training events, seminars, lectures, receptions and dinners, and can accommodate events of 10 to 800 people.

The event spaces are equipped with state-of-the-art AV, with on-site technicians for full support. Each of the elegant rooms has natural daylight, air conditioning and WiFi.

The experienced event team ensures that every aspect of your events is looked after to the highest standard.

As the national academy of science in the UK, the Royal Society's fundamental purpose is to recognize, promote, and support excellence in science, encouraging its development and use for the benefit of humanity. The Royal Society has played a part in some of the most significant and life-changing discoveries in scientific history.

Wellcome Trust Lecture Hall
Max Capacity 500
Rates from £4125.00

An adaptable large space for meetings, conferences, dinners and receptions.

The Royal Society’s largest meeting room, the Wellcome Trust Lecture Hall, can be used for meetings, conferences, dinners and receptions.

The Hall is fully air conditioned and has large windows. The sophisticated audio visual system can be controlled from the technician’s box or directly from the speaker’s platform, and features state of the art webcasting facilities among its features.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 200
Boardroom 50
Cabaret 170
Reception 500
Theatre 300
U-Shape 65
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
22.70 11.90 3.95
City Of London 1
Max Capacity 120

The ideal rooms for small meetings, receptions or dinners.

The City of London Rooms (1-3) are the catering areas to the Wellcome Trust Lecture Hall with wonderful views over St James Park - perfect for post conference receptions.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 50
Boardroom 30
Cabaret 36
Reception 120
Theatre 60
U-Shape 26
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
10.40 7.20
City of London 2
Max Capacity 80

The ideal rooms for small meetings, receptions or dinners.

The City of London Rooms (1-3) are the catering areas to the Wellcome Trust Lecture Hall with wonderful views over St James Park - perfect for post conference receptions.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 30
Boardroom 14
Cabaret 30
Reception 80
Theatre 24
U-Shape 12
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
7.00 7.20
City of London 3
Max Capacity 100
Rates from £600.00

The ideal rooms for small meetings, receptions or dinners.

The City of London Rooms (1-3) are the catering areas to the Wellcome Trust Lecture Hall with wonderful views over St James Park - perfect for post conference receptions.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 30
Boardroom 14
Cabaret 30
Reception 100
Theatre 32
U-Shape 16
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
9.00 7.10
City of London 1 + 2
Max Capacity 200

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Reception 200
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City of London 1 + 2 + 3
Max Capacity 300

The ideal rooms for small meetings, receptions or dinners.

The City of London Rooms (1-3) are the catering areas to the Wellcome Trust Lecture Hall with wonderful views over St James Park - perfect for post conference receptions.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Reception 300
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Marble Hall
Max Capacity 100

A spectacular venue for receptions and dinners.

Decorated in the Venetian style, the Marble Hall is a spectacular venue for receptions for up to 100 and dinners for up to 60.

This historic room is situated close to the main entrance of the Royal Society.

The Marble Hall is perfect as a catering area for events in the Kohn Centre and serves as an elegant registration and reception area.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 60
Boardroom 34
Cabaret 48
Reception 100
Theatre 80
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
11.00 7.00
Kohn Centre
Max Capacity 100
Rates from £2200.00

The perfect medium-sized conference facility, or an atmospheric dining room.

Richly decorated with wood panelled marquetry, the Kohn Centre’s walls are hung with portraits of past presidents of the Royal Society.

The room is fully air-conditioned, soundproofed, and allows for flexible audio visual requirements making it an ideal medium-sized conference facility.

With truly impressive views over St James’s Park and The Mall, the room works equally well as an atmospheric dining room.

Please note: the Kohn Centre is only available with Marble Hall.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 54
Boardroom 32
Cabaret 50
Reception 100
Theatre 100
U-Shape 26
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
9.10 7.50
Council Room
Max Capacity 27
Rates from £1005.00

A prestigious and impressive setting for meetings and press briefings.

The Council Room of the Royal Society, with its integral oval table, provides a prestigious and impressive setting for meetings of up to 30 people.

Beverages, finger food and light catering are laid out in the ante room, and the table is set with a built-in sound system, amplification equipment and power points, frequently used for high level board meetings or smaller scale press briefings.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 30
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
12.20 6.80
Conference Room
Max Capacity 70
Rates from £1005.00

A flexible space for meetings, presentations, receptions and dinners.

Located on the first floor of Carlton House Terrace, the Room’s large windows provide generous daylight and fine views over Waterloo Gardens.

The room offers a flexible space for meetings, presentations, receptions and dinners.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 50
Boardroom 24
Cabaret 32
Reception 70
Theatre 60
U-Shape 21
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
10.70 6.80
Wolfson Room 1
Max Capacity 100
Rates from £2200.00

A beautifully imposing setting for dinners, meetings and receptions.

Meticulously restored to its ornate condition of the 1890s, the Wolfson Library Suite offers a dramatic setting that can be adapted for a range of events.

With views of the Mall, St James’s Park and Waterloo Gardens, and lots of natural daylight, this newly available space is an exceptional addition to the Royal Society’s suite of rooms.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 70
Boardroom 40
Cabaret 60
Reception 100
Theatre 90
U-Shape 34
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Wolfson Room 2
Max Capacity 100
Rates from £2200.00

A beautifully imposing setting for dinners, meetings and receptions.

Meticulously restored to its ornate condition of the 1890s, the Wolfson Library Suite offers a dramatic setting that can be adapted for a range of events.

With views of the Mall, St James’s Park and Waterloo Gardens, and lots of natural daylight, this newly available space is an exceptional addition to the Royal Society’s suite of rooms.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 50
Boardroom 30
Cabaret 48
Reception 100
Theatre 80
U-Shape 24
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
11.00 7.00
Wolfson Room 3
Max Capacity 50
Rates from £600.00

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 30
Boardroom 20
Cabaret 16
Reception 50
Theatre 30
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Dining Room
Max Capacity 200
Rates from £1800.00

An attractive, adaptable space for meetings, dinners, receptions and exhibitions.

Located on the lower ground floor, the Dining Room, with its high, arched ceiling and large windows, provides a well-lit setting for a wide range of events.

This flexible space can be used for meetings, dinners, receptions and exhibitions, or as a catering area for the Wellcome Trust Lecture Hall.

A large area immediately outside the Dining Room is ideal for pre-dinner receptions, coffee breaks or exhibitions.

This area is also used by the Royal Society to exhibit some of its own artefacts, artwork and records, providing an entertaining diversion for your guests.


Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 120
Boardroom 40
Cabaret 100
Reception 200
Theatre 180
U-Shape 45
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Room Dimensions (in metres)

Length Width Height
15.00 12.00
Exhibtion Area
Max Capacity 100

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Reception 100
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Mercer 1
Max Capacity 50
Rates from £955.00

This modern space is ideal as a discreet meeting area.

Formed from the historic cellars of Carlton House Terrace, the Brian Mercer Room is a modern, self-contained facility enjoying natural daylight through the adjoining atrium.

This room is popular with clients requiring a discreet meeting area.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 40
Boardroom 20
Cabaret 32
Reception 50
Theatre 50
U-Shape 18
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