Find us

We are open to Venue Hire clients, and live audiences for our public programme of theatre talks. Our café and museum remain closed for the time being.

Covid-19 update

In August and September we will only be open to Ri staff and tenants, Venue Hire clients, and live audiences for our public programme of theatre talks. Sadly we will not be open to general visitors and our café and free Museum will remain closed for the time being.

You can read more about the types of events we will be running in the building, as well as browse and book for in-person and virtual events on our What's On pages.

Amazing science online

Sign up for one of our  livestreamed talks from world-leading scientists, every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 7pm. Or for past talks, please visit and subscribe to our free YouTube channel, with new videos released every week.

Then there’s our free podcasts on Soundcloud. And 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 activities and puzzles for children.

Or why not explore the history of the Ri and the 221 years of scientific discovery that has taken place in our building through our iconic objects and people

And to keep up to date with everything happening at the Ri, now and when we re-open, you can follow us on TwitterFacebook and Instagram, and sign up to our newsletter.

How to find us

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

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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