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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, a café, the RIBA Bookshop and more. 

Accessibility and inclusion information

Find out more about the accessibility features currently in place when visiting 66 Portland Place, London.

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

RIBA, 66 Portland Place 
London
W1B 1AD
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)

Seasonal closure: The RIBA library will close for Easter at 5pm on Friday 22 March and reopen at 11am on Monday 8 April.

Architecture Gallery - from 26 February: 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 www.tfl.gov.uk 

Transport

  • 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

Amenities

  • 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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