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The Royal Institution of Great Britain

Located in the heart of Mayfair, this Grade 1 listed venue provides a stunning and impressive backdrop for any event.

Ri Venue is based at the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Over the last 200 years, the Royal Institution has been home to eminent scientists whose discoveries have shaped the modern world. They understood how important it was to share their work with the wider public and as an independent science charity, our mission remains to harness science for the maximum benefit of society.

With a variety of stunning Georgian and contemporary rooms, it is the perfect blend of old meets new, reflecting the Royal Institution’s rich history and investment in the future. Perfect for all kinds of events; from 6 person meetings to conferences and receptions for up to 400 people.

Dedicated events management, hospitality and AV teams expertly bring together all the important elements of any successful event. There’s also the option to make your event truly unique with in-house science demonstrations or history tours.

All proceeds from Ri Venue are donated to support the charitable activities of the Royal Institution.

The Royal Institution of Great Britain

21 Albemarle Street
0207 491 6565

Events & Capacities

Reception6 - 400
Lunch 6 - 400
Dinner 6 - 80
Dinner dance 6 - 80
Meeting/conference 6 - 400
Exhibition space (m2)
Marquee capacity0 - 0
Outside space 0 - 0
Wedding licenceYes
Wedding receptionYes
Accessible accessYes

Spring into Easter with 20% off!

To brighten your spring (and Easter break!), the Royal Institution would like to offer you 20% OFF room hire and 10% OFF catering for any events booked for the months of April and May!

Nestled in the heart of Mayfair, our Grade 1 listed building combined with a scientific heritage spanning over 200 hundreds years, certainly offers a prestigious and impressive backdrop for a whole spectrum of events. Boasting 8 event spaces including our iconic theatre, the Ri provides flexible & versatile spaces accommodating anything from 2 – 600 guests. Along with our in-house AV team and exquisite hospitality provided by our catering partner Elior; The Ri can be your little hidden gem!

Quote "ROYALSPRING" to take advantage of this offer. To check availability please contact us on 020 7491 6565 or email