Council Room

Council Room

An attractive space with large windows facing both sides of the building. This calm, light-filled space on the second floor is far removed from the hustle and bustle of Piccadilly but is an interesting observation point of the courtyard and Royal Academy. Paintings of past Presidents and important biologists line the walls reflecting the history of the Linnean Society.

Flexible layout can be set up in a boardroom or theatre style upon request.

Black out blinds ensure optimum experience when using AV equipment.

Adjacent lobby area offers a breakout space. Talk to us about catering options.


Calm and attractive room hire in central London.

  • Capacity: 24/26 people seated / 45 people standing
  • Second floor
  • Step free access to room (once inside building)
  • Guest WIFI Access
  • Lift access


The Council Room is on the second floor and can be accessed by using the lift or climbing multiple flights of stairs. The flexible layout means existing tables and chairs can be configured to best address your guests needs.

A lift provides step-free access to the lower ground, ground, first, and second floors. Access to the lift requires manual door opening.

A unisex accessible toilet is on the lower ground floor, with step free access via the lift. It does not require a RADAR key. Other toilet facilities are available on multiple levels.

Our historic building features six stone steps leading up to our entrance. We have a portable ramp that staff will be very happy to place to assist entry and exit from the building when a need is identified.

Our location inside a 19th century listed building presents several challenges as regards physical accessibility some of which are summarised here. We recognise that our visitors have different needs, and our staff are here to support you. If there are adjustments we can make ahead of your visit—or you have any questions about access—please do not hesitate to get in touch.