The Royal College of Music is one of London's most vibrant musical centres. Located in South Kensington – an important cultural quarter – we are within easy reach of local museums, parks and other attractions, as well as dining options and transport links. We are delighted to welcome music lovers, tourists and prospective students throughout the year. The Royal College of Music is one of the world’s great conservatoires, training gifted musicians from all over the world for international careers as performers, conductors and composers. Founded in 1882 by the then Prince of Wales (later Edward VII), the RCM has trained some of the most important figures in British and international music life, including composers such as Holst, Vaughan Williams, Turnage and Britten; conductors such as Leopold Stokowski, Sir Colin Davis and Sir Roger Norrington; singers such as Dame Joan Sutherland, Sir Thomas Allen and Alfie Boe; instrumentalists such as Sir James Galway, John Lill, Gervase de Peyer, and Natalie Clein.
General opening hours Monday–Sunday: 8am–10pm Refreshments available 9am–3pm Monday–Friday
Free of charge
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