South Kensington: 0.5 miles
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
Royal College of Music
Prince Consort Road
London SW7 2BS
+44 (0)20 7591 4300
Please note, the opening hours for our various facilities vary at different times of the year. The hours stated below are those currently in effect.
Refreshments available 9am–3pm Monday–Friday
In addition, the Box Office will open for up to one hour before events for in-person sales and ticket collection only. New bookings will not be taken during this time.
The RCM provides refreshments for students, visitors and staff throughout the year. There is also a range of restaurants, cafés and other establishments nearby, most adjacent to South Kensington station.
BaRCM offers a great range of hot and cold snacks and beverages each weekday between 9am and 4pm as well as delicious full lunch options between 12pm and 2pm.
The RCM offers a range of pre-performance and interval refreshments, plus a selection of light snacks for those attending evening events in the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall and the Britten Theatre. These are served between 6pm and 9pm (5pm for early evening performances) in the Britten Theatre Bar or the RCM Foyer Bar.
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.
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 ofthe 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.