RSA House

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8, John Adam Street, England, WC2N 6EZ, United Kingdom


The RSA House London Events & Parties

Set back behind the Strand, RSA House is a beautiful oasis in the hustle and bustle of London’s West End. This Georgian townhouse was designed by renowned architect Robert Adam and has played host to some of the greatest thinkers, activists, and creators over the past 200 years. 

The original elegant features, high ceilings, ornate fireplaces, sweeping staircase, centuries-old artwork, and industrial-style vaults with exposed brickwork will impress every guest at your next social get together. 

Go all-out with a large and lavish event in the Great Room — the very place that Graham Alexander Bell first demonstrated his invention: the telephone — and enjoy a magical dinner, whipped up by the chefs from in-house catering team CH&CO, in the enchanting underground vaults. Or, host an intimate soiree in one of the smaller rooms throughout the house. 

Private dining options at The RSA House London:

Catering at RSA House comes from CH&CO, the catering team that serves Imaginative dishes using sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients. Private dining can take place in the Great Room, the Vaults, and the meeting rooms, with corkage option available. 

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Capacity

theatre Up to 180 Theatre
boardroom Up to 52 Boardroom
ushaped Up to 61 U-Shaped
cabaret Up to 96 Cabaret
dining Up to 130 Dining
standing Up to 220 Standing

Facilities

Accommodation Onsite
Rooms Available N/A
Onsite Car Parking
Available Spaces N/A

Catering Options  3rd Party Catering
 In-house Catering
Cuisine Options  Buffet
 Sit Down
 Cocktail
 Shared Platters
 Asian Cuisine
 Indian Cuisine
 Kosher Cuisine

Spaces At This Venue

RSA House Wedding Venue, The Great Room

from $3,000

The Great Room

136sqm / 1464sqft

A large and lavish space, the historic Great Room is immediately impressive. A series of paintings by James Barry that took 24 years to complete, a glass-domed ceiling. and a rich history that stretches back to 1774, the Great Room is truly iconic. This room suits weddings, dinners, conferences, and meetings and has the capacity for up to 200 people.

RSA House Wedding Venue, The Benjamin Franklin Room

from $1,800

The Benjamin Franklin Room

137sqm / 1478sqft

The Benjamin Franklin Room boasts two original Adam fireplaces, a stunning Troika chandelier and large windows overlooking the Strand, creating an elegant space that’s full of character. The Benjamin Franklin Room is connected to the Great Room and can hold 150 people standing, or up to 110 people for dinner.

RSA House Wedding Venue, The Vaults

from $1,000

The Vaults & Durham Street Auditorium

Accessed via a separate entrance to the main entrance are the Vaults and Durham Street Auditorium. With exposed brickwork, these underground spaces have a contemporary and industrial feel compared to the rest of RSA House and are striking on their own or with décor of your choice. The four Vaults are perfect for parties and dinners, while the theatre style of Durham Street Auditorium is a great space for screenings and presentations. The Vaults have capacity for up to 220 people and Durham Street Auditorium can hold up to 70.

RSA House Corporate Events, The Drawing Room

Small Meeting Rooms (Shipley, Tindale, Folkstone, Drawing)

Throughout RSA House there are four small meeting rooms: Shipley, Tindale, Folkestone, and Drawing. Intimate and full of original features such as fireplaces and chandeliers, these rooms can be used for meetings, social gatherings, or preparing for weddings and big events. Tindale is the smallest of the four, with the capacity to accommodate up to 8 people, while the Drawing Room is the largest, allowing up to 20.

RSA House Corporate Events, The Romney Room

from $420

Medium Rooms (Romney, Philip, Tavern)

There are three medium-sized event spaces throughout RSA House that can be used for meetings, ceremonies, drinks receptions, or private dinners. The Tavern, Prince Philip, and Romney Rooms all feature original Adam ceilings and elegant detailing, and are perfect for intimate events for 40-60 people.

Location

The location of RSA House

Nearby attractions:

  • Covent Garden
  • Trafalgar Square & The National Gallery
  • Somerset House
  • Royal Opera House
  • Victoria Embankment Gardens

Restaurants nearby:

  • Barrafina
  • Rules
  • Spring
  • Zizzi
  • Joe Allen Restaurant

Hotels nearby:

  • The Savoy
  • The Waldorf Hilton
  • The Corinthia
  • The Resident Covent Garden

Venue Testimonials

One of the best experience of attending a breakfast conference here at this venue. It is accessible and so scenic. Lovely atmosphere and can be accessed easily from Charring cross station and Holborn underground!

Pratik Magrale ·

A fabulous London events venue - really impresses the overseas visitor with the blend of tradition and modernity. The warren of staircases and rooms, passages and assorted nooks and crannies, the 18th century portraits, the association with famous people from history - all creates a unique atmosphere. I have been to events at the RSA several times over the years, and really enjoy coming to the place.

Michael Dembinski ·

Lovely selection of rooms with a contemporary feels.

Dwayne Bailey ·

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Frequently Asked Questions

RSA House is spoilt for options of hotels nearby. A few options include:

  • The Savoy, rooms from £452 per night
  • The Waldorf Hilton, rooms from £221 per night
  • The Corinthia, rooms from £582 per night 

The food at RSA House comes from in-house catering team CH&CO. Using sustainably and ethically sourced ingredients, the team creates innovative and fun menus with a variety of options from formal fine dining, to light and casual. 

RSA House has a late license until 2am. 

Kelly Collins

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Kelly's been planning weddings and events across London since 2016. Her knowledge about the most stylish venues across the city is unparalleled, and she's so easy to chat with that she'll have your venue sorted in a matter of minutes.    

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