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Regular Meetings at 15 Abchurch Lane

Meetings are held at our London premises usually twice per month from September to June.

Click here to download the 2019-2020 Programme

Important Announcement - Coronavirus – COVID-19

The Society’s policy is to monitor and follow the recommendations and advice issued by the UK Government and Health Authorities.

After due consultation and taking the relevant factors into account it has regretfully been decided that all the Society's meetings for the rest of this season are postponed.

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Richard Stock FRPSL
The Royal Philatelic Society London
18th March 2020

Our archives hold about 700 handouts provided by displayers at meetings since 1918. These range from single sheets of paper listing the items on display to extensive publications including complex images that can be regarded as significant contributions to the literature. Explanatory notes were at first provided only occasionally but have become normal practice since the 1980s. Many contain material of value to researchers and their production quality has steadily improved. These have been scanned and converted to searchable PDF documents.

5pm meetings that have been videoed may be viewed on YouTube, accessible through links on the All Meetings with Documents page.

The full list of meetings can be viewed here.

Library Events

From time to time informal talks take place, showing the diversity of philately and how it can provide unexpected insights into social, cultural and local history. Click here for information about the upcoming events.

Standing Displays and Regional Meetings

Information about the standing displays and regional meetings, in the United Kingdom and around the world, can be viewed by clicking the menu to the left.


A 17-minute video of the visit to the Society by the Queen can be found on YouTube.

Safeguarding Policy

Council has recently approved an updated Safeguarding Policy for the Society. This policy outlines how we need to safeguard the welfare of everyone associated with the Society, by protecting them from physical, emotional, sexual and negligent harm.

Everyone has a duty to report concerns or suspicions, and a right to do so in confidence and free from harassment. The revised policy can be viewed here.

Enquiries regarding any aspect of safeguarding can be emailed to


President’s Dinner at the Guildhall, London

The President’s Dinner at the Guildhall in the City of London, EC2P 2EJ is postponed until Friday 19th February 2021 during Spring Stampex (17-20 February 2021).

Abchurch Lane Premises
Official Opening

The Patron of the Royal Philatelic Society London, Her Majesty The Queen, was on sparkling form as she opened our new headquarters at 15 Abchurch Lane, London on 26th November.

During a tour of the building she spoke to several members of our staff and many of our Fellows and Members, saw an interesting selection of stamps featuring 5 monarchs, including herself, signed the visitors' book and unveiled a plaque marking the official opening.

There are 2 short videos showing the Queen's visit to our premises available on YouTube by clicking here and here.

Click here for a gallery of images from the opening of the new premises