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The Coffee House & library

Coffee, food and connections. 

As well as being a place to eat and drink, The Coffee House is also place to work, collaborate and meet RSA Fellows.

Displays showcasing innovative designs, change projects, and our history make the coffeehouse an inspiring place to collaborate. Use our interactive meeting spaces, small events venue, and the RSA library. Or just join us for delicious food and drinks.

Hot drinks, softs drinks, snacks and sandwiches are available. Please note: we are no longer able to accept cash payments but accept all credit/debit card payments.

Opening hours

The Coffee House is open 5 days a week (Monday – Friday), 8:30am – 5pm.

Book a space

You can request to book either the Collaboration Room or The Steps for your meeting or event, free of charge, for up to three hours within The Coffee House’s opening hours. Please do so via this online form. Please note that due to the number of requests received, it may take up to a week to process your booking.

Spaces in The Coffee House

The Steps

A mini-amphitheatre seating up to 30 people and equipped for live broadcasting.

Collaboration Room

Whiteboard walls and display screen make a space to create new ideas.

Dr Cross Room

Rotating displays of great designs from RSA Royal Designers for Industry.

Gerard Room

Displays on change projects from Fellows around the world.

Archive Room

Filled with our history, displaying copies of documents from our archive.

Long Gallery

Features a mural on our history from the team who brought you RSA Animates.

Library

Over 6,000 books and journals. From philosophy to management, design to politics, and books from our latest event speakers you can always find a read to inspire. The RSA Library is open to all Fellows, including a freepost lending service.

RSA Library update

The library is now open for Fellows and visitors to RSA House.

We are able to issue loans by post and books can be returned using our freepost service.

You can renew your books online by logging in to your library account via the library portal.

Library reservations and requests can be processed either by logging in to your library account via the library portal, or by email at library@rsa.org.uk.

Email library@rsa.org.uk if you need help logging in or with any other questions.

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