Six marvellous medical spaces for hire

Until hospitals begin to open their surgeries for events, these spaces can satisfy event planners with a taste for science, healing and even the macabre.

The Royal College of Physicians overlooks Regent's Park
The Royal College of Physicians overlooks Regent's Park

Royal College of Physicians

A member of Unique Venues of London, the Royal College of Physicians promises a distinctive experience through bespoke menus and adaptable event spaces. Experiences on offer include a banquet in the Osler and Long rooms, or a barbecue in the private Physic Gardens. 

Situated in an award-winning Grade I listed building overlooking Regent’s Park, the venue can host up to 350 guests. 

Where: 11 St Andrews Place, Regent’s Park, London, NW1 4LE

Contact: 0207 0344900 or

Thackray Medical Museum 

Located in central Leeds, the Thackray Medical Museum offers a hybrid of historic and modern aspects to create a flexible event space. The Grade II-listed building offers six rooms of varying sizes to accommodate up to 150 guests.

Event spaces showcase medical memorabilia to immerse guests in the venue’s history. Catering offers three-course silver service banquets and champagne receptions.

Where: Beckett Street, Leeds, LS9 7LN

Contact: 0113 2444343 or

The Hospital Club

A stone’s throw away from Covent Garden, the Hospital Club offers a range of exclusive spaces. The venue has scope for dining, product launches and live performances. 

The Hospital Club can accommodate up to 300 guests in the Gallery, and offers more intimate venue spaces including the Oak Room bar and lounge.

Where: 24 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9HQ

Contact: 0207 1709148 or

The Royal College of Surgeons of England 

One of the world’s most prominent surgical institutions, this historical venue offers space for conferences, meetings and banquets. Capacity varies from dinner for 40 in the eclectic Surgeons Library to 300 in the Oak-panelled Edward Lumley Hall.

The venue also offers accommodation at its on-site Nuffield Hotel.

Where: 35-43 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, WC2A 3PE

Contact: 0207 8696702 or

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

The venue is steeped in Victorian and Georgian history, retaining many original architectural features while simultaneously providing state-of-the-art technology to adapt to a wide range of events. Catering is event-specific with a shortlist of caterers who create bespoke menus.

The venue is located in central Edinburgh, and has a maximum capacity of 300 guests.

Where: 9 Queen Street, Edinburgh, EH2 1JQ

Contact: 0131 2203939 or

The Royal Society of Medicine

The Central London establishment offers two venues for hire - 1 Wimpole Street and Chandos House. With a total of 24 rooms to choose from, planners can handpick the space best suited to their event. The venue's historical roots can be discovered in the ornate Duchess Room, while a modern glass roof covers the Max Rayne Atrium.

The venues can accommodate up to 200 guests for a variety of functions.

Where: 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE. Chandos House: 2 Queen Anne Street, London, W1G 9LQ

Contact: 1 Wimpole Street: 0207 2902951,

Chandos House: 0207 2903861,

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