Catering at the RCA

Royal College of Art Catering

The RCA's in-house caterers, Charlton House Catering & Co, offer a wide range of hospitality from teas and coffees, working lunches and champagne/canapé receptions to finger-food buffets and silver service dinners. Our experienced and professional events team can offer you a friendly and flexible service to meet all your catering requirements.

For more information, please contact:

+44 (0)20 7590 4203
Visit Charlton House

External Caterers

Should you choose to hire an external caterer, you are welcome to use the services of:

21 Club Row
E2 7EY
+44 (0)20 3326 1220

Visit Ampersand 

5–25 Burr Road
SW18 4SQ
+44 (0)20 8812 3200
Visit Rhubarb

These external caterers must hire the College kitchen, sign a contract of hire in advance of the event and submit a fully refundable deposit of £2,000.

Main Kitchen Hire (Access after 1600 hrs)         £800
Refundable kitchen deposit         £2,000
Senior Common Room Kitchen (prep only – strictly no cooking)         £500

10% commission on food and drink from external caterers

All prices are exclusive of VAT.
Security is excluded.
The Royal College of Art is a registered charity.

Booking Procedure
Please contact the Exhibitions & Events Manager at or on +44 (0)20 7590 4118 to discuss your requirements.


+44 (0)20 7590 4118