Prince Philip House


Situated in a historic, Grade I listed building overlooking The Mall, St James's Park and found a short stroll from Trafalgar Square, Prince Philip House is a dashing venue at 3 Carlton House Terrace. Fresh from an extensive refurbishment project, Prince Philip House may have history to its name, but the modern interiors provide the perfection location for meetings and events in London. 

Located in the heart of London, not only is Prince Philip House easily accessible, it's also housed the Royal Academy of Engineering since 2008, alongside prestigious neighbours including the Royal Society and the British Academy.

Boasting sophisticated facilities, Prince Philip House is a grand location for board meetings, stakeholder meetings, lectures, conferences, private dinners, prize and award celebrations, exhibitions, press conferences, symposia, film shoots, product launches, training, team building activities and drinks or canapé receptions.


  • Splash the Cash £££
  • Wheelchair Access, Disabled Toilets
  • None
  • Rooftop Terrace


Day Open Close Notes
Monday 8:00 0:00 Private Hire Only.
Tuesday 8:00 0:00 Private Hire Only.
Wednesday 8:00 0:00 Private Hire Only.
Thursday 8:00 0:00 Private Hire Only.
Friday 8:00 0:00 Private Hire Only.
Saturday 8:00 0:00 Private Hire Only.
Sunday 8:00 0:00 Private Hire Only.



Prince Philip House, 3, Carlton House Terrace, SW1Y 5DG


Central London

Nearest Station

Charing Cross (Tube)

Private Hire

Name Type Capacity
Cost Min spend
Min spend
Rolls Royce Private Room 48 75 - POA POA

This room enjoys an abundance of natural light and excellent views over the Academy’s entrance garden. The space is perfectly suited for exhibitions, workshops, training, seminars and board meetings.

Sir Kirby Laing Private Room 48 75 - POA POA

This large, bright and day lit space offers fantastic views over Carlton House Gardens, while its first class facilities and blank canvas potential make the Kirby Laing space exceptionally well suited for larger receptions and meetings.

Sir Kirby Laing FREng (1916-2009) was a highly respected and admired British civil engineer. For many years he played a leading role in the growth of the family business, John Laing, which was responsible for many housing and infrastructure projects.

The Kirby Laing Foundation funds a range of charitable projects including in the fields of youth development, medical research and the preservation of cultural and environmental heritage. The Foundation generously supported the Academy’s move to Prince Philip House, and the subsequent Forum for Engineering renovation project.

National Grid Private Room 32 60 - POA POA

This elegant room boasts natural light and stunning views, over The Mall and St James’s Park. Ideal as a breakout or registration space, as well as for intimate drinks receptions or private dining.

National Grid, an international company delivering gas and electricity to millions of people across the UK and north-eastern US, shares the Academy’s ambition to get many more people interested and engaged in engineering, science and technology. National Grid is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society; the creation of new sustainable energy solutions for the future – and the development of an energy system that can underpin our economic prosperity in the 21st century.

In supporting the Forum for Engineering, National Grid is helping the Academy to raise the visibility of engineering and the vital and exciting roles engineers and technicians fulfil.

David Sainsbury Private Room 32 60 - POA POA

Terrace access makes this airy function space suitable for all event types, large or small, formal or casual. With an en-suite meeting room (the East meeting room) and views over Pall Mall and St James’s Park, the David Sainsbury room is multifunctional, striking and accommodating.

Through his Gatsby Charitable Foundation, Lord Sainsbury of Turville Hon FREng has been a generous benefactor of the Academy’s work to address longstanding issues in UK education. The Foundation’s support over many years has benefited many thousands of students and teachers in schools, colleges and universities across Britain.

Lord Sainsbury is a passionate advocate for the fields of science and engineering and their importance to economic and social well-being.

Al Qasimi and ERA Foundation Private Room 100 200 - POA POA

This large, bright and day lit space has an abundance of modern technology allowing your guest speaker, panel speakers or company chairperson at the lectern to deliver a talk that is viewed, heard and absorbed by all. The space also serves extremely well for large dinners and receptions, and can even be halved with discreet electronically operated walls to create an event area in conjunction with an adjoining room – Al Qasimi North and Al Qasimi South.

His Highness Dr Sheik Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Ruler of the emirate of Sharjah and member of its Supreme Council, is committed to education – particularly the education of engineers. The third largest of the United Arab Emirates, Sharjah offers an illustration of the central role that engineering can play in a nation’s social and cultural development.

The lecture theatre will play a major role in engaging with the engineering community in the UK and across the globe. The Al Qasimi Lecture Theatre acknowledges the Academy’s continuing relationship with His Highness and the American University of Sharjah – of which he is President and Founder.

Al Qasimi South and ERA Foundation Private Room 40 90 - - -
Al Qasimi North and Michael Bishop 70 100 - - -
Michael Bishop Foundation 32 50 - - -
Exclusive Venue Hire Venue Hire 120 300 - £6,600 £6,600

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

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