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Opening times and how to get to the Royal Institution building in Mayfair, London.

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    The Royal Instituiton of Great Britain
    21 Albermarle Steet
    London W1S 4BS
    +44 (0) 20 7409 2992


21 Albemarle Street
London W1S 4BS


+44 (0) 20 7409 2992

Opening times

Monday to Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm (excluding public holidays)

Please note there may be limited access to the building if private events are taking place. Please call ahead (020 7409 2992) of your visit to avoid disappointment.

Planned closures

Tues 24th and Weds 25th March: Cafe closed all day, Bar & Kitchen open from 8am and close at 5pm

Weds 1st April: Whole building closed for a private hire

Fri 3rd- Mon 6th April: Whole building closed 

Fri 17th April: Building closed to the public at 3pm 

29th April: Whole building closed

Museum opening hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am-6.00pm

Café and Bar & Kitchen opening hours

Café: Monday to Friday   8.00am - 3.00pm
Bar & Kitchen: Monday to Friday  10.00am - 10.00pm

All Day Menu

Breakfast                     10.00am - Noon
Lunch                           Noon - 3.00pm 
Afternoon & Evening    3.00pm - 9.00pm

How to find us

The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street
+44 (0)20 7409 2992
+44 (0)20 7629 3569

Contact the Ri

By tube

The closest tube station to the Royal Institution is Green Park on the Jubilee, Victoria and Piccadilly lines. The Royal Institution is a five minute walk from the station. Also within a ten minute walking distance is Piccadilly Circus tube station, on the Piccadilly and Bakerloo lines, or Oxford Circus tube station on the Victoria, Central and Bakerloo lines.

By bus

There are numerous bus stops along Piccadilly which runs along the entrance to Albemarle Street.
Bus numbers: 9, 14, 19, 22 and 38

By bicycle

There is parking for bicycles located around the corner from the Ri, on Bond Street.

By car

Travelling to the Ri by car is inadvisable as there is only limited and expensive parking available nearby. Please note that the Ri is located within the Congestion Charging zone.

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