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Accessibility at the Geological Society

Accessibility at the Geological Society

The Geological Society of London aims to make all visitors to Burlington House feel welcome by providing support and creating as accessible and friendly an environment to anyone who wishes to make use of the Society’s facilities during their visit.

The following information will help you in planning your journey to Burlington House.


The Society is located at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BG, which was developed by the government in the nineteenth century as a meeting place for the arts and sciences. It shares the courtyard with the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal Astronomical Society, the Society of Antiquaries of London, the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Linnean Society of London.

Burlington House is located between two London underground stations; Piccadilly Circus Underground Station and Green Park Underground Station with 4 bus stops in between allowing for easy access.

The Society is open to the public Monday to Friday from 09:30 – 17:30


The main entrance to Burlington House is located on Piccadilly and is reached by a flight of 3 steps. The front door is heavy. The main hall of the Society is also reached by a flight of 3 stairs. Arrangements can be made to aid access before your visit by contacting the Facilities team on:

Tel: Tel: +44 (0)20 7432 0943

Limited Mobility Information:

Wheelchair accessible toilets are located on the ground and first floors. There is a lift for public use to access other floors. Staff will need to be notified for use of the lift.

Our Lecture theatre allows barrier free access for patrons using wheelchairs or walkers.

A wheelchair is available to borrow on request.

The Society has free parking spaces available for blue badge holders, subject to availability. To book please allow at least 2 working days in advance by contacting the Facilities team on:Tel: +44 (0)20 7432 0943 

Visually Impaired and Hard of Hearing Visitors

Guide, assistance and hearing dogs are welcome at Burlington House

There is a hearing assistance system fitted in our lecture theatre. The hearing system is a fixed induction loop. Look out for the T-loop symbol.

If you need further assistance during your visit to Burlington House our staff will be more than happy to help you with any additional requirements.