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London’s newest destination venue

The View is at the heart of The Royal College of Surgeons of England. Founded by the Royal Charter in 1800 it is the professional home of surgery in England and internationally.

Now open for events, conferences, and meetings, as well as private celebrations and weddings, The View blends history with modern, sustainable spaces, and outstanding seasonal British food and fine wines from the UK’s longest established events caterer and restaurateur, Searcys.

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Built for conferences

The View and Library are also open to the general public for conferences, meetings and events. It boasts spectacular views of London and has a large terrace guests can enjoy in the evenings.

Both spaces are the perfect spot to host a large conference or a beautiful wedding, nestled in a building steeped in history and bringing together modern facilities with a long legacy of research and scientific discovery in the heart of London.

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The View and the Building

The View is a versatile space for conferences, events and meetings. The View boasts beautiful views over the city, a large terrace for guests to enjoy on summer evenings and transformational facilities. The View is located on the sixth floor of our central London flagship building, which has been transformed into a modern, light and flexible space for all to enjoy. Our building in Lincoln’s Inn Fields provides state-of-the-art research, examination and conference facilities, while embracing the prestigious heritage of the College.

10-300 delegates

for corporate and private events

15 different menu styles

and 35 accompanying wines for your event

The Lumley Library

is a fully functioning library, as well as an events space

Landmarks you can see from the top floor

The London Eye, the Shard and Inner Temple

111 solar panels

installed across the new building

The Refurbishment

Our refurbishment focuses on being high tech and environmentally sustainable, with the redesign reflecting our changing functions as a home for surgical excellence in the UK and across the world in the 21st century. New zones include a professional surgical centre (including facilities for courses and exams), the Hunterian Museum, the Lumley Library, contemporary conference and meeting rooms, event spaces, members' areas, offices, and a new public entrance and café.

100% of timber materials used on site were FSC-accredited

certified to ensure they meet the highest environmental and social standards with forestry organisations around the world

Food Made Good

Searcys is accredited with the top three-star Food Made Good accreditation from the Sustainable Restaurant Association