Royal College of Physicians
The Royal College of Physicians of London was founded in 1518 as the College of Physicians (it acquired the “Royal” prefix in 1674) by royal charter of King Henry VIII in 1518 – the first medical institution in England to receive a royal charter. The college has been continuously active in improving practice medicine since then, primarily through training and qualifying new physicians.
The College building itself is notable. It was designed by architect Sir Denys Lasdun in 1964 and has since been recognised as a building of national importance: it is a Grade I listed building, one of a very select band of post-war buildings sharing this distinction. Lasdun’s use of mosaic clad concrete was extremely influential on many later public buildings.
Today the Royal College of Physicians is an award-winning and highly versatile venue for conferences and meetings, overlooking Regent’s Park, with excellent access to road, rail and tube and is an automatic choice for the high profile OATL meeting.
Royal College of Physicians
11 St Andrews Place
Tel: +44 (0) 20 3075 1649
The Royal College of Physicians is located next to Regent’s Park in the centre of London. It is easily accessible by all forms of transport. The main entrance can be reached by approaching the Outer Circle from Park Square East and the A501 Marylebone Road.
Regent’s Park Station on the Bakerloo line (3 minutes’ walk).
Great Portland Street Station on Circle, Metropolitan &Â City lines (5 minutes’ walk).
Warren Street Station on the Victoria and Northern lines (10 minutes’ walk).
Visit Transport for London’s journey planner
Euston Station (15 minutes’ walk).
King’s Cross Station (5 minutes by taxi).
St Pancras Station – Eurostar terminal (5 minutes by taxi).
Marylebone Station (5 minutes by taxi).
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From the north: A4201 Albany Street from A41 North, the M1, A1, M40 and M25.
From the east: A501 Euston Road from A13 East, the M25, the M20 and the M2.
From the west: A501 Marylebone Road from A40 Westway, M4 Heathrow & the M25.
From the south: A4201 Portland Place from Westminster and the A23, M25 and M23 Gatwick.
The RCP has free car parking for disabled visitors and limited parking for event organisers. It is situated outside the congestion charge zone.
There are public car parks located on A4201 Portland Place, Devonshire Street, Munster Square, Cardington Street within walking distance. Please refer to the map.
The RCP has cycle stands for guests. Please enquire at reception.
Heathrow: Express train from Heathrow Airport (15 minutes to Paddington Station, then 3 stops on the Underground to Great Portland Street Station).
Gatwick: Express train from Gatwick Airport (30 minutes to Victoria Station, then 3 stops on the Underground to Warren Street Station).
Stansted: Express train from Stansted Airport (45 minutes to Liverpool Street, then 5 stops on the Underground to Great Portland Street Station).