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The Linnean Society of London offers a prestigious Mayfair venue for meetings, conferences, and lectures. We can provide appropriate facilities for meetings of 6 people, conferences for 40 or lectures for audiences of 100, all at highly competitive rates.

The newly refurbished Tower Room and Council Room are both traditional in appearance with backdrops of historic paintings relevant to the Society's history and the Tower Room also hosts two specially made cabinets which housed Linneaus' herbarium specimens during World War 2. Both rooms have views of the courtyard of the Royal Academy of Arts as well as Fortnum and Masons. These two rooms are set up in a boardroom layout but can be rearranged on request for a theatre style layout for up to 40 people.

Overlooking Piccadilly, we have our Committee Room which can hold up to 12 people comfortably and is ideal for smaller meetings.

The Meeting Room is elegant and atmospheric and is the perfect location for conferences seating 100 delegates. It is located on the ground floor and has modern audio-visual equipment as well as two slide projectors available.

The Society's impressive Library is also available to hire in conjunction with the Meeting Room as a location for tea breaks, lunches and receptions. The Library occupies the main Piccadilly frontage and has classical pillars rising to the roof and two galleries running along the sides. Portraits and busts include various representations of Carl Linnaeus and Sir Joseph Banks and Sir James Edward Smith, founder of the Society.

Our Publications Room is found on our lower ground floor and is ideal for smaller, informal meetings of up to 6 people.


The Linnean Society of London is situated in the heart of the West End on the north side of Piccadilly, about halfway between Green Park and Piccadilly Underground Stations. Our entrance is the door on the left underneath the archway leading to the Royal Academy of Arts at Burlington House, accessed by two small flights of steps. The Royal Academy is marked in most A-Z guides.