Late Tuesday: London's Greatest Buildings

Late Tuesdays are a free late night opening at London's architectural gem, 66 Portland Place. Talks, tours, workshops, and quizzes make up a packed programme with the bar and bistro available all evening. Part of the London Festival of Architecture 2014


June 24 2014 • 6.00pm
to 10.00pm


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66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD, London






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 talks and events marking outstanding architecture old and new, RIBA celebrates London's Greatest Buildings and the stories behind them. 

Events are hosted on a first come first served basis.


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. You decide!


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.


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.


London’s Greatest Buildings QuizFrom 6pm – live rounds 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 and the AOC.


Great Spaces of London – ‘The Ballet of Change’
On loop between 6pm to 9.45pm
Discover the histories of Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus, London bridge and Trafalgar Square from their earliest images to present day. Taking as its starting point drawings from the late 16th century and using specially composed music - this dance of imagery unfolds the stories behind some of London's greatest spaces. Films courtesy of Paul Atherton and Q&D Production. 


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


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


6pm to 10pm (last orders 9.40pm)

Live music

6pm to 8.40pm