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RIBA, an unusual filming and photography location in London

The versatile nature of RIBA’s historic headquarters building makes it a popular filming and photography location in London. The Grade II* landmark building is in places almost untouched since 1934, and is popular with location scouts for its grand entrance lobby, sweeping staircase, Art Deco detailing, triple-height atrium, historic library and wood-panelled boardrooms. Even the gentlemen’s restrooms have original 1930s fixtures! We regularly host film crews, fashion shoots, lifestyle photo opps and press interviews.

66 Portland Place has starred in a wide range of film and TV shoots, including Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017), Guerrilla (2017) and ITV’s Next of Kin (2018). Its unique architectural detailing makes it perfect for mid-century modern and contemporary inspired film and photography shoots. Rooms are graced with floor-to-ceiling windows and natural daylight. On the 5th and 6th floors, contemporary blank canvas meeting rooms provide a more neutral backdrop for interviews and ‘talking heads’.

Situated in the famous historic neighbourhood of Marylebone, 66 Portland Place is ideally located for convenient access from around London and the UK, easily reached via the A40 or by public transport through Oxford Circus, Warren Street, Great Portland Street and Regent’s Park.

Our building is highly flexible and we can work closely with you to make sure your shoot goes as planned. We have an on-site café, break-out spaces for crew refreshment, and expert in-house catering.

Contact us

Make an enquiry with the RIBA Venues team to hire a venue in London or Liverpool.

Contact us by telephone on +44 (0)20 7307 3888 or make an enquiry using our quick contact form.

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