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About this room

The Great Room is our largest space in the building playing host to awards dinners, large conferences and meetings, drinks receptions and weddings. This iconic room is fully air conditioned, with natural daylight streaming in from the glass domed ceiling. With full AV built in, this room is ideal for most event types.

In 1877 RSA fellow Alexander Graham Bell gave the first practical demonstration of his new invention, the telephone, in the Great Room.




up to 150



up to 120



up to 140



up to 60

Starting prices

Hire fee + minimum spend


18:00 - 23:00

from £3000 hire fee plus £2400 minimum spend Per evening


9:00 - 17:00

from £3000 hire fee plus £2400 minimum spend Per session

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

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In-house catering

Allows external catering

Approved caterers only

BYO alcohol allowed

Can provide alcohol

Kitchen facilities available

Can provide halal

Can provide kosher

Complimentary water

Extensive vegan menu

Extensive gluten-free menu

Complimentary tea and coffee

Buyout fee for external catering


Extension available

Wedding licence

Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Audiovisual (AV) equipment Audiovisual (AV) equipment


Flatscreen TV



Conference call facilities

Air conditioning

Natural light

Disabled access

Storage space

Accommodation available

Parking available



About RSA House

The RSA House combines Georgian splendour with high quality contemporary design and is a versatile space suitable for a variety of events.

Over 260 years this historic building has been home to some of the most creative thinkers who have been dedicated to shaping the future through ideas and action.

The House is licensed to hold civil ceremonies and has a wide range of rooms suitable for both intimate gatherings and ceremonies for up to 150 guests, offering Georgian grandeur, contemporary style and some surprising spaces all under one roof

A 21st century enlightenment coffeehouse: introducing Rawthmells
Situated above the Vaults, Rawthmells is a new all-day dining option at RSA House (8:30am – 8:30pm) offering quality food from CH&CO and casual seating across a variety of spaces, which also gives access to superb thought provoking content delivered by the RSA events team. Designed to get the conversation started, Rawthmells makes a fantastic new option for socialising pre-or-post event, as well as being an inspiring co-working space.
Creating the enlightenment coffeehouse has involved a significant amount of work including the transformation of two entire floors of RSA House over a 9 month period, and opening up hidden parts of the building for the very first time. Rawthmells is a natural home for anyone who wants to change the world, enabling people to connect, share knowledge, collaborate, and drink good coffee.

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