GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY (ROYAL) for the improvement and diffusion of geographical knowledge. Established 1830. Elections by ballot. Entrance fee, 3l.; annual subscription, 2l. Office, 3, Waterloo-place. There is a small but good geographical library.
Peter Cunningham, Hand-Book of London, 1850
ROYAL GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY, 15 Whitehall Place, established in 1830, encourages geographical explorations, and publishes annually a very valuable journal of geographical knowledge, as well as a volume of Proceedings, furnished by travellers in all parts of the globe. The Library and Map Rooms contain a very fine collection of maps and charts. The Society meets on alternate Mondays (from November to July), at 8 p.m. Members elected by ballot; entrance fee, 3l.; yearly subscription, 2l. The Map Rooms are open to the public daily, from 11 till 3 p.m.
Cruchley's London in 1865 : A Handbook for Strangers, 1865