It’s hard to imagine a more peaceful urban setting for group or individual London retreats. The Royal Foundation of St Katharine’s is a quiet sanctuary in which to take time out from daily life for reflection, contemplation, or just ‘to be’. Our beautiful, historic Chapel is also available to use with interesting features representative of St Katharine’s past. 

St Katharine’s has a rich history of hospitality and we look forward to welcoming you whether you wish to come for a day or to stay overnight. We have the rare privilege of being a few minutes walk from the River Thames in the East of London but still just moments from Limehouse DLR station. A wonderful chance to step out of the city but not to leave it.

Quiet Days

Quiet Days

Join us for a Quiet Day in our beautiful and inspiring environment. Our themed Quiet Days are led by experienced conductors who explore the topic in two or three sessions throughout the day, leaving plenty of time for your own space in which to reflect.

Cost: from £25

Personal Retreats

Personal Retreats

A personal retreat is a perfect opportunity to reflect or just be in our quiet, peaceful setting. So come join us for a day or a little longer. You can join our twice-daily worship or use the stillness of the Chapel at other times of the day, as well as the gardens, lounge and library. We offer a full 24-hour package with a single en-suite room and full board.

Cost: from £141 for one night

Residential Retreats

Residential Retreats

Join us for a Residential Retreat led by our experienced conductors. It's the perfect opportunity to get away from it all and find space and inspiration. We offer a number of retreats throughout the year, each focusing on a different theme. Rooms are situated next to the Chapel, away from the rest of our buildings for optimal peace and quiet.

Cost: from £258

Open Reflective Days

Open Reflective Days

On the second Monday of every month, we open up our urban oasis for people to come and reflect, contemplate or just be.  Come and join us for morning coffee before the welcome meditation at 10.30am. The day usually finishes at 5pm although some might like to stay on for dinner at the Yurt.

Stay Sunday

Stay Sunday

Extend your Open Reflective Day with an overnight stay at St Katharine’s on the Sunday. Enjoy one of our single bedrooms with en-suite bathroom. There will be no led services on the Sunday but you are welcome to use our Chapel, gardens, lounge and library for your personal reflections. For food, pre-order one of our platters or visit the Yurt Café.

Supper Club

Supper Club

Our monthly supper clubs are a chance to unwind and step back from the busyness of modern life and share a wholesome and locally sourced meal. The evening starts in the Chapel with an introductory thought for the evening from the Master of RFSK, or a guest speaker, to help spark conversations.

Cost: £25

Bursary Fund

Bursary Fund

We are working with the Association for Promoting Retreats to help those who would benefit from a retreat experience but whose personal finances prevent them from meeting the full cost.

Download the application below, fill in your details and send to retreats@rfsk.org.uk for completion.

Private Reflections & Prayers

Private Reflections & Prayers

St Katharine's has many spaces for peace and reflection. People will often book one of our private rooms for reading writing or praying. The Chapel at the heart of  the Foundation provides a rhythm of prayer open to all. Many people send their prayer requests to the prayer team so they can be included in our daily prayers.

The Chapel

The Chapel

Our beautiful Chapel is at the heart of St Katharine’s. A space of warmth, light and architectural beauty, it inspires thoughtfulness and tranquillity.

All are welcome to join our regular weekday services: 8 am Morning Prayer (Communion on Tuesdays) 12.45 Midday Prayer.  Prayers are led by the Master, Chaplain or by members of our St Katharine’s Prayer Team.

The chapel is open all day and when not in use, anyone can come and enjoy the silence and peace.

 

Bursary Fund

We are working with the Association for Promoting Retreats to help those who would benefit from a retreat experience but whose personal finances prevent them from meeting the full cost.

Download the application below, fill in your details and send to retreats@rfsk.org.uk for completion.

 

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Location at RFSK

THE PERFECT HUB

Great transport links
Close to major attractions
Set in a historic part of London
Quiet, peaceful setting

Accommodation at RFSK

OUR ROOMS

Standard Single Room

Simply furnished yet comfortable, our standard single rooms are all en-suite. All our standard rooms have double glazing and air conditioning, but do not look out over our garden.

Includes Continental Breakfast Buffet, Free Parking and Complimentary WiFi.

 

From £83

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Garden Single Room

With views over our beautiful cloister garden, our comfortable single rooms are perfect for peaceful retreats or quiet study time.

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Chapelside Single Room

The Chapelside bedrooms consists of a variety of rooms on the south western area of our site.

The atmosphere in Chapelside is designed to create a reflective space where people can, in different ways, step back from the busy-ness of life and think deeply. This might be on a guided retreat, in mindful conversation with others or just in taking of some time to think.

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Standard Double Room

Simply furnished yet comfortable, our standard double rooms are all en-suite. All our standard rooms have double glazing and air conditioning but do not look out over our garden.

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Garden Double Room

Our comfortable and modern double rooms are all en-suite and offer views of the peaceful cloister garden. Whether staying for business or leisure, our double rooms are tucked away so you can switch off and take the opportunity to get away from it all.

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Garden King Room

An executive room with a king-size bed and view of the garden. This quiet and tucked-away room offers peaceful seclusion. For business travellers, there is a work desk in the room.

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Chapelside Double Room

Our Chapelside bedrooms are situated on the south western area of the site. The atmosphere in the Chapelside bedrooms is designed to create a quiet, reflective space where people can step back from their busy lives and think deeply. We kindly ask that noise be kept to a minimum during the day and for it to be quiet after 10pm.

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Chapelside Suite

Our Chapelside bedrooms are situated on the south western area of the site. The atmosphere in the Chapelside bedrooms is designed to create a quiet, reflective space where people can step back from their busy lives and think deeply. We kindly ask that noise be kept to a minimum during the day and for it to be quiet after 10pm.

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Standard Double Room

Simply furnished yet comfortable, our standard double rooms are all en-suite. All our standard rooms have double glazing and air conditioning but do not look out over our garden.

Includes Continental Breakfast Buffet, Free Parking and Complimentary WiFi.

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Standard Twin Room

Simply furnished yet comfortable, our standard twin rooms are all en-suite. All our standard rooms have double glazing and air conditioning but do not look out over our garden.

Includes Continental Breakfast Buffet, Free Parking and Complimentary WiFi.

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Garden Double Room

Our comfortable and modern double rooms are all en-suite and offer views of the peaceful cloister garden. Whether staying for business or leisure, our double rooms are tucked away so you can switch off and take the opportunity to get away from it all.

Includes Continental Breakfast Buffet, Free Parking and Complimentary WiFi.

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Garden Twin Room

Our comfortable and modern twin rooms are all en-suite and offer views of the peaceful cloister garden. Some rooms have wheelchair-friendly facilities, so let us know when booking if you require this room type, and we will do our best to accommodate your requirements.

Includes Continental Breakfast Buffet, Free Parking and Complimentary WiFi.

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Garden King Room

An executive room with a king-size bed and view of the garden. This quiet and tucked-away room offers peaceful seclusion. For business travellers, there is a work desk in the room.

Includes Continental Breakfast Buffet, Free Parking and Complimentary WiFi.

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Chapelside Double Room

Our Chapelside bedrooms are situated on the south western area of the site. The atmosphere in the Chapelside bedrooms is designed to create a quiet, reflective space where people can step back from their busy lives and think deeply. We kindly ask that noise be kept to a minimum during the day and for it to be quiet after 10pm. 

Includes Continental Breakfast Buffet, Free Parking and Complimentary WiFi. 

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Chapelside Twin Room

Our Chapelside bedrooms are often used by guests staying on retreat. The atmosphere in the Chapelside bedrooms is designed to create a quiet, reflective space where people can step back from their busy lives and think deeply. We kindly ask that noise be kept to a minimum during the day and for it to be quiet after 10pm. 

Includes Continental Breakfast Buffet, Free Parking and Complimentary WiFi. 

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Chapelside Suite

The atmosphere in the Chapelside bedrooms is designed to create a quiet, reflective space where people can step back from their busy lives and think deeply. Including a small private lounge our Chapelside Suite allows for even greater privacy. We kindly ask that noise be kept to a minimum during the day and for it to be quiet after 10pm. 

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Family Suite

Comprising 2 separate bedrooms and a shared bathroom, our spacious family suite provides an affordable and comfortable option for families. Each suite includes one twin room, one double room and a small seating area.

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Two-Bedroom Apartment

Our two-bedroom apartment includes one twin room and one double room, both with en-suite. The apartment is complete with a beautiful living room, dining space and fridge freezer, and has views over our cloister garden.

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Family Suite

Comprising 2 separate bedrooms and a shared bathroom, our spacious family suite provides an affordable and comfortable option for families. Each suite includes one twin room, one double room and a small seating area.

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Two-Bedroom Apartment

Our two-bedroom apartment includes one twin room and one double room, both with en-suite. The apartment is complete with a beautiful living room, dining space and fridge freezer, and has views over our cloister garden.

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Breakfast: Continental Breakfast is served from 8am – 10am each day.

Check-in times: Check-in time: 4pm. Check-out time: 11am. Early Check-in / Late check-out available at 1pm for £10. Please pre-book with the reservations team.

Bar and Lounge Service: Our bar and lounge service offers an excellent selection of drinks and snacks that can be enjoyed in our lounge, garden or in the comfort of your bedroom. We also have St Katharine’s memorabilia and travel essentials available for purchase.

Complimentary high speed WiFi: Available throughout St Katharine’s Library: A wonderful settings to spend time relaxing or working during your stay.

Our beautiful garden: Home to undisturbed wildlife also finding sanctuary at St Katharine’s. You can often see blackbirds, wood pigeons or squirrels in the sheltered space of our garden.

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Food at RFSK

DELICIOUS MEALS

Guests staying at St Katharine’s can enjoy a traditional continental breakfast, with a wonderful selection of freshly baked pastries, smoked salmon, cured meats, cheese, eggs, yoghurt and fresh fruit, as well as fairtrade tea and coffee.

For our conference guests, we offer a range of wholesome menus, including our conference breakfast and buffet lunch. We also offer light refreshments, which can be served at any point throughout the day.

Meals are served in our bright and spacious dining room overlooking our beautiful gardens, creating a warm and relaxed atmosphere.

Food at RFSK

YURT CAFE

London’s only Yurt Café is a warm, fun and welcoming space to enjoy delicious homemade food and an array of drinks, including craft coffee, specialist teas, wine, beer and even cocktails. We serve fresh, nutritional food prepared on-site, as well as marvellous cakes and pastries from local bakery Rinkoffs. The Yurt Café is open 9am - 8pm Monday to Sunday.

Environment at RFSK

A QUIET SANCTUARY

It’s hard to imagine a more peaceful setting in the heart of London. Set in beautiful gardens, St Katharine’s provides an extraordinary urban oasis in the city.

In keeping with the peaceful environment, there are no televisions in the bedrooms, however complimentary high-speed WiFi is available throughout St Katharine’s. Our spacious lounge, conservatory, garden and library are all wonderful settings to spend time relaxing or working during your stay.

Our beautiful garden is home to undisturbed wildlife also finding sanctuary at St Katharine’s. You can often see blackbirds, wood pigeons or squirrels in the sheltered space of our garden.

You may also be interested to go across into the rose garden, where you can find the rose bush planted by our patron Queen Elizabeth II during her last visit.

COVID-19

Your safety is our priority

The health, safety and wellbeing of our guests and staff is our number one priority and we are taking all necessary steps to maintain and ensure this. We have reviewed our already thorough cleaning protocols to ensure all high-touch areas are regularly cleaned and sanitised throughout the day and have introduced social distancing measures in all areas.

 

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