Visiting The Brutalist Playground

Whether you are new to the RIBA or a regular visitor, we welcome you to discover and participate in architecture or simply relax and hang out at our home at 66 Portland Place - entry is free.




Getting here


The Brutalist Playground
Architecture Gallery
Ground Floor
RIBA, 66 Portland Place
London W1B 1AD 
Tel: +44 (0)207 307 3699

Exhibition Opening Hours
(10 June to 16 August 2015)

Monday - Sunday 10am to 5pm
Tuesday 10am to 8pm


  • Nearest London Underground stations are Oxford Circus, Regents Park and Great Portland Street. 
  • Buses that stop nearby include numbers: C2, 18, 27, 30, 88, 205 and 453.
  • Bicycle racks are located outside 66 Portland Place and cycle hire docking stations can be found along Portland Place. 
  • On-street parking is available on Portland Place (A4021) and its vicinity. Please note 66 Portland Place is inside the northern boundary of the Congestion Charging zone. 
  • For more information see

gallery guidance


The Architecture Gallery and other main facilities have step free access, guide dogs are welcome and portable induction loops are available. Please call ahead on +44 (0)20 7580 5533 before your visit to check.


66 Portland Place welcomes groups of all kinds. To ensure you make the most of your trip, please check the information below or contact us in advance at  

Gallery policy

Please take some time to familiarise yourself with our guidance below to ensure you make the most of your trip, or contact us in advance at 

Gallery policy

  • Please do not touch any items on display. Even clean hands can damage surfaces
  • Please do not consume food or drink in the Gallery
  • Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the building
  • Please do not use flash  photography or  tripods. Photography  in our galleries is permitted for personal, non-commercial purposes only
  • Please do not photograph items where this is specified by the lender (clearly labelled)
  • Please do not bring in large bags or bulky items
  • Sketching  is permitted but the use of charcoal, pastels, permanent markers  and water colour or oil paint is not allowed in the Gallery
  • Please do not lean or place items  on top of table cases and cabinets (our cabinets are alarmed)


facilities at 66 Portland Place




Reading Room, British Architectural Library, RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London
Third floor