6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
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Underground stations: Charing Cross and Piccadilly
Bus routes: 12, 13, 15 and 453.
Coach station: Connections from Victoria coach station
The Mall & St James's Park closures
Closures for the Olympic and Paralympic events may affect
your journey to The Royal Society. Parts of St James's
Park, The Mall and Horse Guards Parade are temporarily closed, as
shown on this map. Access to
Carlton House Terrace remains available through the Admiralty Arch
from Trafalgar Square, or via Pall Mall.
For more information on how preparations for the Olympics might
affect your journey, please check http://www.getaheadofthegames.com
Car and coach parking
We are located within the congestion charge zone.
On-street parking on Carlton House Terrace and Waterloo Place is
available for up to four hours, for £3.30 - £4.40 per hour.
Westminster City Council's Trafalgar Square car park is
also close by.
Chartered coaches are able to drop off and pick up in front of
the building but are unable to park. There are several coach parks nearby.
A café serving hot and cold drinks, sandwiches and snacks will
be available during opening hours. This is down 9 steps so
unfortunately is not wheelchair accessible.
The exhibition is aimed at an audience of interested adults and
young people over the age of 12. No formal science background or
training is required. Younger children may also attend if
accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. All visitors
under the age of 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Admittance to the Exhibition is at the discretion of the
Society. Visitors are requested to be respectful to other visitors
and staff and to comply with instruction given to them by Royal
Society staff. The Society reserves the right to eject visitors, or
to ban them from attending future Royal Society events.
No dogs or other pets are permitted, except for guide dogs.
Bookings for school groups has now closed. If you would like to
bring a non-school group (12 or more visitors) then please contact
There are four steps from street level to the doorway. There is
a wheelchair lift at the entrance which is operable by reception
staff. Please use the buzzer to the right of the entrance
If you would like a wheelchair space at an event, please contact
us in advance so that we can ensure it is reserved for you, and
arrive at least twenty minutes before the start of the event.
The Terrace Café is down 9 steps so unfortunately is
not wheelchair accessible.
There are a limited number of parking spaces immediately outside
the front door which may be booked in advance by visitors with a
Blue Badge disabled parking permit. To book a space, please
contact the reception desk on 020 7451 2500.
There is a disabled toilet on the ground floor behind the
Recording and photography
Please ask for the exhibitors' permission before taking
photographs of their exhibits. Please do not use flash.
We ask that you do not take photographs or make recordings of
our painting, other artwork or building features.
In return for access to the event, you irrevocably consent to
the photography, filming, recording or live broadcasting/streaming
to any Royal Society or any exhibitor's website and subsequent
broadcast, reproduction and use of the photography, film or
recording for the purposes of furthering the Royal Society's
charitable objectives, through whatever media worldwide. This
includes any question or comment you make at the event, which you
also consent to the Royal Society reproducing and publishing in any
transcript or other printed record of the event or any part of
The main toilets are in the basement (accessible by lift). There
is a disabled toilet on the ground floor behind the reception area.
Unfortunately baby changing facilities are not available.