South Kensington: 0.5 miles - Please note, Piccadilly line trains will not be stopping at South Kensington station until March 2022.
Gloucester Road: 0.6 miles
High Street Kensington: 0.8 miles
Paddington: 1.5 miles
Victoria: 2 miles
Santander Cycles docking station and public cycle locking facilities adjacent to RCM
All performances, rehearsals and masterclasses from now until further notice have been cancelled or delayed until we can reschedule them. All customers with existing ticket bookings will be contacted directly.
The RCM is taking measures to safeguard our community and the wider public in response to the global coronavirus situation. As a result, our buildings are currently closed. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
Prince Consort Road site, including main reception and concert venues
Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BS
+44 (0)20 7591 4300
RCM Jay Mews
39 Jay Mews
London SW7 2ES
+44 (0)20 7591 4300
Please note, the opening hours for our facilities vary at different times of the year. The hours stated below are those currently in effect.
Please note that the RCM Box Office is closed until further notice. If your enquiry is urgent, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as we can: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The RCM provides refreshments throughout the year. There is also a range of restaurants, cafés and other establishments nearby, most adjacent to South Kensington station.
The RCM Café serves barista-style coffees, sandwiches, snacks, salads and hot food. There is also access to outside seating in our courtyard.
Opening: Monday–Saturday, 8am–5pm
Hot food service: Monday–Saturday, 11.30am–2.30pm
The RCM offers a range of light pre-performance and interval refreshments for many of our most popular events. These are served between 6pm and 9pm (5pm for early evening performances) in the Britten Theatre Bar or in the main Foyer outside the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall.
The Royal College of Music is easy to reach on foot from nearby attractions in South Kensington, from Kensington High Street and from Kensington Gardens.
All local stations are in TfL fare zone 1.
The closest station is South Kensington (Circle, District and Piccadilly lines), which is a 10–15 minute walk from the RCM.
Piccadilly line trains will not be stopping at South Kensington station until March 2022.
Night Tube services run on the Piccadilly line on Friday and Saturday evenings, providing Underground connections from South Kensington and Gloucester Road throughout the night.
Bus number 360 stops directly outside the RCM on Prince Consort Road.
The number 70 travels along Queen's Gate.
A comprehensive system of night buses operates between Central London and the rest of the city. The N9 passes the Royal Albert Hall and connects with other major routes at Trafalgar Square.
Scheduled coach services run to destinations nationwide from Victoria Coach Station.
A Santander Cycles docking station is located on Prince Consort Road, adjacent to the RCM. There are several alternative docking stations nearby.
There are also a limited number of facilities for securing private bicycles on Prince Consort Road and in the surrounding area.
There is metered parking on Prince Consort Road and the surrounding area. It costs £3.70 per hour for a maximum of four hours and is free after 6.30pm and on Sundays.
Other car parks and street parking are available in the South Kensington area, but spaces are often limited. Please check availability and restrictions before you travel.
There are designated motorbike bays in the area surrounding the Royal Albert Hall.
There are a limited number of disabled parking bays managed by Westminster Borough Council on Prince Consort Road and in the area around the Royal Albert Hall, which are within 175 metres of the RCM. In addition, there are spaces managed by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on Exhibition Road, which are within 600 metres of the RCM.