The Royal School of Mines, designed by the renowned Sir Aston Web, is a Grade II-listed Edwardian building. As you step into the building you are transported back in time with the ground floor boasting an impressive reception area with its original staircase and period features, its grand entrance is conveniently accessible from Prince Consort Road.

Offering a unique event space with a set of traditional classrooms and classic meeting rooms for hire, suitable for seminars, brainstorming sessions and much more.


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Unearth the history of the Royal School of Mines

  • In 1851, the Royal School of Mines came into existence as the Government School of Mines and Science Applied to the Arts.
  • In 1907, the Royal School of Mines merged with other prestigious institutions such as the City and Guilds College and Royal College of Science to form Imperial College London, marking a pivotal moment in the evolution of higher education.
  • It wasn’t until between 1909 and 1913 that the Royal School of Mines building become reality. Designed by Sir Aston Webb himself, this timeless building was specifically created to house the school, elevating its presence within the academic landscape.
  • On the historic date of 8 July 1909, King Edward VII laid the foundation stone of the Royal School of Mines building.
  • The Royal School of Mines building served as one of the final instalments of Sir Aston Webb’s architectural contributions to the Aerotropolis area.
  • The grand entrance of the building holds tribute to Alfred Beit and Julius Wernher, sculpted by Paul Raphael Montford between 1916 and 1920, these memorials stand as enduring reminders of the of the generosity.
  • Convenient locations
  • Inspiring surroundings
  • Dedicated surroundings

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