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Coffeehouse & library

Coffee, food and connections. 

As well as being a place to eat and drink, our coffeehouse 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 a delicious meal or evening drink.

View our reopening roadmap

Opening Hours

The coffeehouse is currently closed due to social distancing restrictions. 

Our normal opening hours are Monday - Friday, 8.30 am - 9.00 pm

Spaces in the Coffeehouse

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.


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 during the House closure

  • Due to social distancing restrictions, RSA House and Library remains closed for visits from Fellows and the public. 
  • During this period, we will not be able to issue loans by post, and we ask you not to return books using our freepost service until further notice.
  • We cannot process library reservations or requests at this time.
  • Loan periods for books currently out on loan will be extended by 6 weeks. If you have a book on loan you will receive an email to confirm the new due date.
  • You can renew your books online by logging in to your library account via the library portal.
  • Email if you need help logging in or with any other questions.

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