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Visit 66 Portland Place

66 Portland Place

Visit 66 Portland Place

Everyone is welcome to visit our HQ in London, whether you are new to the RIBA or a regular visitor - entry is free

66 Portland Place

Designed by George Grey Wornum, 66 Portland Place was officially opened on 8 November 1934 by King George V. Wornum's design was part of a competition to create a new home for the Royal Institute of British Architects after outgrowing the original headquarters at 9 Conduit Street.

On 14 September 1970, 66 Portland Place was granted Grade II* status. Today, 66 Portland Place is home to RIBA's architecture galleries, the RIBA Library, the Bauhaus Café, the RIBA Bookshop and more. 

Revealing 66 Portland Place

Architectural historian Neal Shasore introduces the architecture, influences, and innovations of the RIBA’s 1930s headquarters building, designed by George Grey Wornum.

Your visit

66 Portland Place 
United Kingdom

We are located a short walk away from Regent's Park, Marylebone High Street and Oxford Street

Opening hours for 66 Portland Place

Usual opening hours:

Monday to Friday 8am to 5.30pm (Tuesday open until 8pm)
Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday Closed 

RIBA Library - Monday to Friday 11am to 5pm (Tuesday, 12pm to 7pm)

Please note: the library will be closed on Friday 13 October.

Architecture Gallery - Monday to Saturday, 10am to 5pm (Tuesday, 10am to 8pm) 

RIBA Bookshop - Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm

RIBA Café - Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 4pm 

How to get here

  • Nearest London Underground stations are Oxford Circus, Regents Park and Great Portland Street 
  • Buses that stop nearby include: 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


  • Our main facilities have step free access. Access to the Henry Jarvis Hall and Foyer is by steps only
  • Guide dogs are welcome and portable induction loops are available. An accessible toilet is located in the basement

Please call ahead on +44 (0)20 7307 5355 or email before your visit to check accessibility.


  • Single yellow line restrictions apply outside 66 Portland Place
  • There are designated accessible parking spaces for Blue Badge holders on Portland Place
  • More information is available from Transport for London on transport accessibility


  • Free wifi is available to visitors within the building
  • Women's toilets in the basement and level three
  • Men's toilets in the basement and level two
  • Unisex toilets on fifth and sixth floors (toilets on sixth floor are step-free)
  • Accessible toilet in the basement

Hire a venue

Hire a space at 66 Portland Place for your conference, meeting, event, wedding or dinner

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