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Benjamin Franklin Room at RSA House

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8 John Adam Street, London, WC2N 6EZ Show map
Charing Cross Station (200 yd)
RSA House E.

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.


Capacity

Standing
up to 150
Dining
up to 90
Theatre
up to 100
Boardroom
up to 28

Prices

Monday
9:00 – 23:00
from £1800 hire fee + min. spend
Per session
9:00 – 17:00
from £1800 + £1800 hire fee + min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 23:00
from £3775 + £3350 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Bespoke pricing available upon request.
Tuesday
9:00 – 23:00
from £1800 hire fee + min. spend
Per session
9:00 – 17:00
from £1800 + £1800 hire fee + min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 23:00
from £3775 + £3350 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Bespoke pricing available upon request.
Wednesday
9:00 – 23:00
from £1800 hire fee + min. spend
Per session
9:00 – 17:00
from £1800 + £1800 hire fee + min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 23:00
from £3775 + £3350 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Bespoke pricing available upon request.
Thursday
9:00 – 23:00
from £1800 hire fee + min. spend
Per session
9:00 – 17:00
from £1800 + £1800 hire fee + min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 23:00
from £3775 + £3350 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Bespoke pricing available upon request.
Friday
9:00 – 23:00
from £1800 hire fee + min. spend
Per session
9:00 – 17:00
from £1800 + £1800 hire fee + min. spend
Per evening
18:00 – 23:00
from £3775 + £3350 hire fee + min. spend
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Bespoke pricing available upon request.
Saturday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Bespoke pricing available upon request.
Sunday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 00:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Bespoke pricing available upon request.

Catering

In-house catering
Approved caterers only
Can provide alcohol
Kitchen facilities available
Can provide halal
Can provide kosher
Extensive vegan menu
Extensive gluten-free menu
Allows external catering
BYO alcohol allowed
Complimentary water
Complimentary tea and coffee
Buyout fee for external catering

Licences

Alcohol licence until 00:00

Extension available

Wedding licence


Facilities

Wi-Fi
Air conditioning
Natural light
Disabled access
Unique chandelier
Historical features
Views of the Strand London
Bright, airy and contemporary
Licensed for up to 100 guests for a wedding ceremony
Capacity for up to 150 guests for standing reception, 90 guests for dinner and 100 guests for a conference
Inbuilt sound system
Inbuilt personalised lighting
Projector
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Storage space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

Own music allowed
PA system / music speakers available
Bring your own DJ

Venue welcomes

Loud music/events

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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