RIBA's Late Tuesday presents London's Greatest Buildings


FREE - 24 June 2014 6-10pm - RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1

London's diverse and restless cityscape is known across the world. Its buildings and landmarks have the power to inspire, provoke and outrage regardless of where in the world they are being viewed.

In a special late evening of free talks, events, tours, workshops and quizzes marking outstanding architecture old and new, RIBA celebrates London’s Greatest Buildings and the stories behind them.  Guest speakers include historian and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank and formerMayor of London Ken Livingstone.

RIBA’s Late Tuesdays are a specially-curated programme with special guests, live music, a bar and food.  The events take place at RIBA’s stunning Art Deco headquarters in central London.

The full programme for the evening is:


My Greatest London Building
6.40pm to 7pm, 7.10pm to 7.30pm, 7.40 – 8.00, 8.10 – 8.30
Join historian and broadcaster Dan Cruickshank, London Open House founder and director Victoria Thornton, architect and director of FAT, Sean Griffith and former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone as they chart their greatest London buildings. Hosted and compered by David West, director of Studio Egret West.


Places & Spaces: Urban Realm and Development on the Crossrail Route
6pm to 10pm
This exhibition charts the new public spaces and urban realm improvements along the 40 stations of London's Crossrail - one of Europe's largest infrastructure projects.


What Makes a Great Building? – London’s new ‘Greats’ for 2014
6pm to 10pm
Find out what are London’s newest and greatest buildings from the RIBA award-winning buildings of 2014and find out more about what goes into creating and spotting great architecture.


66 Portland Place – London’s Greatest Art Deco Building?
6.30pm to 7.15pm, 7pm to 7.45pm, 7.30pm to 8.15pm
Discover the architecture and stories behind our fabulous 1934 building, one of the UK’s best examples of Art Deco and find out how in 2014 we are enhancing it even further.


London’s Greatest Building Knock-Out Challenge
6pm to 8.40pm
It’s the Shard vs. St Paul’s. The Gherkin vs. The Cheesegrater. Cast your vote for London’s greatest building in our interactive drawing challenge.


London’s Greatest Buildings Quiz
8.45pm to 9.45pm
How well do you know London, its buildings, streets and landmarks? Grab your friends, form teams and join us for a fast paced quiz hosted for the chance to win exclusive prizes! Hosted by Daisy Froud of architectural design and research agency AOC.

Bar and café

6pm to 10pm (last orders 9.40pm)


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Posted on Tuesday 3rd June 2014