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The RSA's main building is located just behind the Strand in central London, within easy walking distance of underground and railway stations. This is where events from our public events programme take place, and the RSA Fellows' library and bar are housed here.

Our address is 8 John Adam Street, London WC2N 6EZ.


**RSA House is currently closed for general visits**

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, RSA House remains closed for visits from Fellows and the public until at least September 2020. From 6 July, the House will be open to staff and for hospitality events, with safety measures in place. Please check our update page for the latest guidance on the RSA's response to the coronavirus.

Private and corporate bookings at RSA House are still currently being accepted but are subject to continued review between the House team with the organisers. For further information please contact a member of the House team:

The RSA Library is closed. The librarian is currently working remotely until further notice, Tuesdays to Thursdays, 9am-5pm. She can be contacted by emailing For further information on loans during this period please check the Rawthmells Coffeehouse and RSA Library page.


Nearest London Underground Stations

5 minute walk: Charing Cross (Northern Line, Bakerloo Line)
5 minute walk: Embankment (District and Circle Lines, Northern Line, Bakerloo Line)
10-15 minute walk: Covent Garden (Piccadilly Line)
10-15 minute walk: Leicester Square (Piccadilly and Northern Lines)

Nearest Mainline Stations

5 minute walk: Charing Cross
15-20 minute walk: Waterloo


Opening times

RSA House, including Rawthmells Coffeehouse, is currently closed for general visits until at least September 2020.

(Normal opening hours are from 8.30am to 9pm, Monday to Friday.)

The librarian is working remotely until further notice. Her hours of work are Tuesdays to Thursdays, 9am-5pm. She can be contacted by emailing

Please note RSA House is standardly closed at weekends, on public holidays and between Christmas and New Year. 

Rawthmells Coffeehouse is currently closed.

For more information about the menu at Rawthmells, which changes seasonally, please see our All Day Dining Menu; our Evening Menu and our Drinks Menu.

If you have any questions, or if you are visiting Rawthmells and have any access requirements, please get in touch to let us know ahead of your arrival, so we can ensure the best possible visit: / +44 (0)20 7930 5115 

For more access information, download the Rawthmells accessibility statement.

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Key contacts

Main Switchboard: 020 7930 5115 | Email General Enquiries
Main Fax: 020 7839 5805

Press Enquiries: 07799 737 970 | Email Press Enquiries
Enquiries relating to RSA Animate: Email RSA Animate
Fellowship Office: 020 7451 6939 | Email Fellowship
For guidance on complaints, please view our Complaints policy and procedure.

View our people page to find contact details of individual RSA staff