Find us

Our building and events are currently closed to the public.


We’re sorry to say that things are going to go a bit quieter on the Ri website over the next few weeks.

We’re an independent charity, and we don’t receive any core Government funding. Instead, we rely on income we raise ourselves and the contributions of Ri Members and other generous supporters. And with the Covid-19 restrictions in place, this income has fallen.

We’ve taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend activities and furlough ourselves for a while. This means you won’t be seeing the regular events and digital content you’re used to from us, but we hope to be up and running again very soon.

We’ll be monitoring our inboxes and checking our social media, but we’ll be pausing bringing you exciting new content for the immediate future.

Please watch this space for updates – we’ll be sure to let you know when we’ll be back, and we hope you all stay safe and well in the meantime.

To keep up to date with our latest science talks and videos, please visit and subscribe to our free YouTube channel, with new videos released twice a week. Or subscribe to our free monthly podcasts on Soundcloud.

100s of our CHRISTMAS LECTURES from 1968 to the present day are available to watch on our website for free.

For children aged 5-11 we have our ExpeRimental video series, which helps you turn your home into a science lab with fun at-home science activities.

We also have Masterclass resources available online with ativities and puzzles for children.

Or why not explore the history of the Ri and 200 years of science that has taken place in our building through our interative timeline and iconic objects and people

You can also follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, and sign up to our newsletter.

For more information about this decision, please read our message to supporters.

How to find us

The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street
+44 (0) 20 7670 2955

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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