Benjamin Franklin Room at RSA House
RSA House E.
About this space
The Benjamin Franklin Room is a spacious and elegant ground floor room ideal for drinks receptions, dinners, conferences and wedding ceremonies. The large window floods the room with daylight and provides a stunning view of the Strand. The dramatic Troika chandelier reflects geometric patterns on to the ceiling and the room also hosts two original Adam fireplaces.
The Benjamin Franklin Room has previously been used as a "model room" displaying award winning inventions providing our guests with that historical foundation, but with a modern and contemporary twist.
Event offers and packages
Christmas Party Offers
£7.95 (minimum 10 guests)
Should you require your nibbles to be individually portioned, please choose two items per person otherwise, please choose four items which will be served and displayed across the bar and poseur tables.
Or let our Chef choose your nibbles for a slighter better price of £7.00 per person.
Minimum 20 guests
Our canapes are delicious bite-size delights and perfect for a pre-dinner selection or drinks reception.
4 choice £15.95 (chefs’ choice, for pre-dinner drinks receptions only. If you are having a drinks reception without dinner, please choose a minimum of six canapes)
6 choice £21.95 | Chefs’ choice £19.45
8 choice £26.95 | Chefs’ choice £24.45
Additional item £3.75 | Chefs’ choice £3.25
SMALL PLATES / BOWL FOOD
Minimum 40 guests
Our bowl food and small plates are mini meals served from a combination of circulated trays and static buffet points depending on numbers, allowing guests to circulate and network.
For a more substantial offer why not start with our 4 item chefs choice canape menu to one of the above options at £15 per person, to be enjoying during your first drink.
Available for evening events only.
Please choose from the following:
4 Bowls £29.95 | Chefs’ choice £26.95
5 Bowls £34.95 | Chefs’ choice £31.95
6 Bowls £40.50 | Chefs’ choice £37.00
Additional Bowl £6.95 | Chefs’ choice £5.95
THE GATHERED TABLE
Ideal for drinks receptions as an alternative to bowl food or canapes. Available for evening events only.
£45 (minimum 20 guests)
Includes all items listed below.
Iberico Ham – Pan con Tomate
Leek and truffle croquettas
Charred octopus, Ramesco
Smoked trout, radish, watercress, Keta in sherry
Tomato salad, Salmerejo dressing
Santiago tart, Pedro Ximenez
STREET FOOD MARKET STALLS
Minimum 50 guests per stall
Our food stalls can also be a great alternative to a traditional seated lunch or dinner providing an interactive experience where our chefs will serve your guests from market stalls to provide a real sense of theatre and occasion. We will also circulate the food options around the room, ensuring that all your guests experience what each food stall is offering.
Two food stalls £54.25
Party Package £56.50 (three small plates and two market stalls)
Add a food stall £20.25
- 1 hour sparkling wine reception
- 4 hours of unlimited house wine, bottled beer and soft drinks until 11.30pm
- Delicious Christmas menus by our resident caterers, CH&CO (choose from bowl food, market stalls or three-course fine dining)
- Live DJ and lighting
- Dance floor
- Poseur tables and tea lights
- Bar set up
- Christmas tree
- Manned cloakroom facility
- All necessary furniture and linen
- Dedicated Event Manager throughout and all necessary staffing
Catering and drinks
Music & sound equipment
Rules of the space
No smoking in the building
Cancellation policy: Standard 60 day
Cancellations 60 days in advance will receive a full refund.
Cancellations 60 days to 30 days in advance will receive a 50% refund.
Cancellations for events starting within 30 days are non-refundable.
About RSA House
RSA House, a Grade II* listed Georgian Townhouse in London’s W2. We have 11 unique and versatile event spaces to choose from, combining historical period features with modern and chic facilities including our funky brick exposed Vaults. We are also one of the only venues in London with the same façade as 10 Downing Street!
The venue is home to The RSA (The Royal Society of Arts), a charitable organisation in London that consists of a global community of proactive problem solvers, uniting people and ideas to resolve the challenges of our time. By hosting an event with us, you will be directly contributing to charity and the three current programmes of work: Sustainability, Education and Learning and The Future of Work.