The Royal Institution Bar

Description

The Royal Institution was founded in the early 1800s as an organisation for literature, science and the arts. In 1821 it was granted its Royal Charter, and today the team at Royal Institution Bar strive to keep the foundations of its history alive. 

The décor within is an homage to the rich history that the building inhabits. It has changed many times over the years, but today it stands as an extraordinary cocktail bar. A menu includes everything from beer and wines to spirits and cocktails. The team has handcrafted a number of signature cocktails so there is a choice for everyone. Their most famous cocktail 'El Flamenco Azul' - which loosely translates into 'The Blue Flamingo' - is dedicated to the large flamingo artwork in the hallway. Hungry? There's bar snacks for that.

For those of you after something a little different, cocktail masterclasses give a diverse option to your night out, with skilled bartenders bringing you behind the bar to show you the ropes and teach you how to make your favourite cocktail. 

Info

  • Dance floor
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • None

Hours

Day Open Close Notes
Monday 17:00 0:30
Tuesday 17:00 1:30
Wednesday 17:00 1:30
Thursday 17:00 1:30
Friday 17:00 1:30
Saturday 15:00 1:30
Sunday 17:00 0:00

Location

Address

The Royal Institution Bar, 24, Colquitt street, L1 4DE

Menus

  • Cuisine

    This venue serves Bar Snacks food.

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Seated
Capacity
Standing
Cost Min spend
Midweek*
Min spend
Weekend*
The Reading Room Private Room 22 40 - - -

The venue consists of three intimate rooms connected by an impressive entrance hall. Each room is available to hire individually or any combination to fit your needs, including full venue. Our Late Licence and luxurious surroundings make the venue ideal for a range of uses from special occasions to corporate meetings with a maximum capacity of 150. Let our dedicated event organisers take the stress for you. We can work together and guide you to bespoke events including unique cocktail menus and entertainment. We are able to use our local knowledge to source artists from relaxed acoustic vibes to DJ’s helping you dance late into the night… and everything in between.

The Reading room, a rich red room with speakeasy vibes and contemporary decor which makes the room ooze class.

The Habitat Room Private Room 24 40 - - -

The Habitat room, tucked away to the rear of the building boasts privacy. The green interior, matched with eccentric animal themed décor and an open fireplace provide elegant surroundings for a wide range of events.

The Exhibition Room Venue Hire 24 40 - - -

The Exhibition room is centred around the bar making it the heart of the venue. Honouring the origins of the building, Birds of America themed décor alongside comfortable fixed seating and impressive wooden bar top. This exclusive room is available with full venue hire only.

The venue consists of three intimate rooms connected by an impressive entrance hall. Each room is available to hire individually or any combination to fit your needs, including full venue. Our Late Licence and luxurious surroundings make the venue ideal for a range of uses from special occasions to corporate meetings with a maximum capacity of 150. Let our dedicated event organisers take the stress for you. We can work together and guide you to bespoke events including unique cocktail menus and entertainment. We are able to use our local knowledge to source artists from relaxed acoustic vibes to DJ’s helping you dance late into the night… and everything in between.

The Reading room, a rich red room with speakeasy vibes and contemporary decor which makes the room ooze class.

Entire Venue Venue Hire 0 0 - - -

* The minimum spends are a guideline only and vary according to the day and time of the year.

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