We are very proud and happy to announce the venue for the inaugural IEEE British and Irish Conference on Optics and Photonics: The Royal Society, London.

For over 350 years, the Royal Society has hosted some of the most influential and significant events of the scientific community. Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and providing services that are unique and spectacular, we are very honoured to call it home for the first-ever BICOP! Ideally located in central London overlooking the Mall and St James’s Park, this is a perfect venue to bring together academia and industry researchers and entrepreneurs

Together with elegant meeting rooms, experienced conferencing staff and award-winning catering services, the organising committee and the Royal Society look forward to meeting you this December!

Location: The Royal Society, London
Address: 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG
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The Wellcome Trust Lecture Hall is the Society’s largest lecture hall. Click on the link for additional information and the photo gallery.

Richly decorated with wood panelled marquetry, the portraits of the past presidents of the Royal Society on the walls of the Kohn Centre add a touch of historical significance matched by few other locations in the United Kingdom.


The Royal Society is spectacularly located in the heart of London. A few minutes walk from Piccadilly Circus and Charing Cross tube stations. Trafalgar Square, and all bus services through it, are also very close.

By train, car or air, travel to London and experience the phenomenal tube network of London.

Venue LocationThe Royal Society, and our venue, is located on Carlton House Terrace, just off Waterloo Place, between Pall Mall and The Mall. It is five minutes walk to Piccadilly Circus underground station and ten minutes to Charing Cross mainline and underground stations, or 20 minutes through St James’s Park to Victoria. Trafalgar Square, and all bus services through it, are also very close.

The central location and the history of the Royal Society make this an ideal location for the inaugural Christmas Lights conference.