Crane Court was the Royal Society’s second home and was used from 1710 to 1780. Isaac Newton, then President of the Royal Society, informed the Council in October 1710 that a price of £1,450 had been agreed for the private residence. This gave the Society a home of its own for the first time
A room was designed by fellow Sir Christopher Wren and meeting nights were indicated by a light hung outside.
Other locations for the Society included Gresham College, Arundel House and subsequently Somerset House, Burlington House and more recently Carlton House.