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

Opening times

Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm (excluding public holidays)

There may be limited access to the building if private events are taking place. Please call ahead (+44 (0)20 7409 2992) of your visit to avoid disappointment.

Planned closures

The lower ground will be closed to visitors on Monday 24 January due to a private function, the rest of the building remains open.

Museum opening hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm

Café opening hours

temporarily closed 

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.

Covid safe measures

Please note that in line with Government guidance, it is a requirement to wear a face covering at all times when inside the Ri building, unless exempt. This includes the theatre.

We are also strongly encouraging everyone who visits the Ri to please:

  • Have had a negative LFT result within the preceding 24 hours
  • Register attendance with the NHS track and trace app
  • Maintain a social distance wherever possible
  • Make frequent use of the hand sanitiser available throughout the building

Please do not attend an event if you are feeling unwell or are displaying any symptoms of Covid-19.

Thank you for being respectful of individual choices and for being considerate of everyone’s comfort and safety.

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