Welcome to the Royal Institution

Inaugurated by William Roscoe in November 1817, the Royal Institution was created for the “Promotion of, Literature Science and the Arts”. It became the intellectual and artistic heart of the city. It became a hub, a meeting point, for scientists, artists, doctors, architects, and many more.


200 years later, we pay homage to this noble cause. Membership of the Royal Institution is for those who value wisdom and connection, and appreciate excellent drinks and hospitality.

Set in the historical building of the same name, the Royal Institution is intended to be a third space for our members. A place to connect or disconnect; to escape from work and embrace life, or vice versa.

RI By Day

Open from 7am, the Royal Institution is the perfect place to start your working day, hold a meeting, use as a surrogate office.

Coffee has been selected and sourced from Neighbourhood Coffee. Pair this alongside a simply formed , seasonally changing food menu which is available from open to close.

No matter how busy, you can be assured of a space where the only distraction is the selection of periodicals and publications, alongside books donated by your fellow members. 

Also housed within our walls is Whisky Business, an independent wine & spirits merchant. Members can enjoy a 10% discount in store, and even a game of pool. 



RI By Night

The dying of the light brings the Royal Institution to life.

Choose an original cocktail from our beautiful menu, a glass of champagne, or even a bottle from your own personal spirits locker; accompany it with an eclectic and upbeat soundtrack, and you are ready for Liverpool at night.

Open solely to members from 6pm, you will be treated to a level of service unrivalled in the city.

Our dedicated and attentive team is here to help you choose what to drink and how to enjoy it. When it's time to leave, we are happy to provide advice on where to go next. We may even offer to take you there*


*see amenities below  

Members Amenities

Welcome pack, including a gift from Whisky Business


Wifi & wireless printing facilities


Coffee, on us: Complimentary arrival coffee (or tea) should you dine with us before 6pm


Priority reservations: Book a table for before 6pm and receive priority over non members


Sign in up to three guests without booking (space permitting)

Whisky Business partnership: buy a bottle of spirits from Whisky Business and enjoy in the bar for £50 corkage, and store in your own spirits locker.

We all need to let our hair down, don’t we? During the course of 2018 we will be holding 4 themed members’ parties.

Dress to impress, and don’t dare to miss.

Dry cleaning:

Should you need your clothes dry cleaning, simply drop into us and we will arrange it. Drop in before 3pm to receive it next day after 3pm. (Available from 2018).

Car Service:

Within a mile of us? We will collect you, or drop you at your destination. A truly unique and impressive service. *subject to availability. 4 people maximum. Ask server for details. (Available from 2018).