Our inspirational coffeehouse provides an ideal central London location for your one to one and small group meetings, entertaining or casual networking. Join us for a light breakfast, a catch up over a coffee, or in the evening for a range of drinks and sharing platters. Discover our talking tableware or engage in discussion on The Steps.
Located on levels -1 and -2 of the house, Rawthmells offers a range of spaces equipped with tables designed for working as well as comfy soft seating. Our friendly team serve breakfast, lunch, delicious sweet treats, vegan options, cocktails and more, from our creative team of chefs.
During the Age of Enlightenment, coffeehouses became centres of creativity and innovation. Embracing people from all walks of life and providing spaces for debate and discussion, they were the information network of the 17th and 18th centuries, playing a vital role in bringing about the radical innovations that transformed our world.
The RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Art, Manufactures and Commerce) was established in an enlightenment coffeehouse in 1754 named Rawthmells, by a group of people with a shared vision for a better tomorrow.
Today, over 29,000 Fellows support the RSA’s mission to find practical solutions to social challenges. Rawthmells coffeehouse is the natural home for anyone who wants to change the world, enabling people to connect, share knowledge and collaborate.
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: