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The home of the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, 66 Portland Place houses free exhibitions, a library, bookshop, cafe and bar. Open to the public, the Grade II* RIBA headquarters is the place to learn about architecture past, present and future - including the history of the 1930s building itself, on a guided tour. On the third floor, the RIBA Library has over four million items from 15th century books and drawings to photographs documenting architecture around the world today. Free exhibitions are staged in the First Floor Gallery and Architecture Gallery on the ground floor next to the cafe and bar.


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Warren Street Tube Station
7 minutes walk
Railway Stations

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Camden Road Overground Station
28 minutes walk
Euston Railway Station
13 minutes walk
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Portland Place NCP
2 minutes walk

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Grange Fitzrovia Hotel London
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £69† 21% off
20-28 Bolsover Street, W1W | 2 minutes from RIBA
The Grange Fitzrovia Hotel lies in the heart of London's West End and is just minutes away from the exciting buzz of the famous theatres and ... More
Holiday Inn London Regent's Park
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £72† 31% off
Carburton Street, W1W | 3 minutes from RIBA
Located near the transport hub of Euston, and handy for shops and theatres in the West End as well for the City and the New East ... More
Grange Langham Court Hotel
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel † from £59† 38% off
31-35 Langham Street, W1W | 4 minutes from RIBA
The Grange Langham Court Hotel is ideally located in central London " moments away from London's famous Regent Street and only a short walk from Oxford ... More
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Alternative Sights nearest RIBA

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BBC Broadcasting House
London > Attractions > Sights
2-22 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1A | 3 minutes from RIBA
BBC HQ and home, in particular, to the BBC's famous Radio Theatre, Broadcasting House is an iconic building in Portland Place. This purpose-built broadcast centre, erected ... More
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Centre Point
London > Attractions > Sights
101-103 New Oxford Street, WC1A | 14 minutes from RIBA
One of London's best known landmarks, Centre Point has been used as a navigational tool since the 1960s. Lost in Soho's back streets, ... More
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Piccadilly Circus
London > Attractions > Sights
Piccadilly Circus, Soho, London W1J | 17 minutes from RIBA
Right in the middle of the West End, Piccadilly Circus isn't a circus at all, but an enormous road junction where Piccadilly itself Regent Street, Shaftesbury ... More
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Sights and Attractions near RIBA

The best museums, galleries, attractions near RIBA
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RIBA Architecture Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
66 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | Same location as RIBA
A continuous series of exhibitions and events of architecture and design are held in this fantastic 1930s Grade II listed building. There is an architectural information ... More
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RIBA Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
66 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | Same location as RIBA
Opened in 2014, the RIBA Gallery - housed in the Royal Institute of British Architecture - was created by six of the ... More
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All Souls Church Langham Place
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
2 All Souls Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | 4 minutes from RIBA
All Souls Church was the creation of the Prince Regent's favourite designer, John Nash. It was erected in 1824 and formed the pivotal point for Nash's ... More
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Playing the Picturesque
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 4th June to 7th September 2019
RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B | Same location as RIBA
Architectural design studio You+Pea has created Playing the Picturesque, an interactive installation exploring the boundaries between virtual and physical space. On display at the RIBA Architecture ...More
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Summer School: Artistic Responses To Architecture
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: Monday 22nd July 2019 - 6am-12.30pm
RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B | Same location as RIBA
Literary & Education, Art Workshop....More
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Catch Your Breath
London > Events > Exhibitions †Dates: 2nd April to 20th September 2019
RIBA, 11 St Andrews Place, Regent's Park, NW1 | 6 minutes from RIBA
Running throughout the summer, Catch Your Breath at the Royal College of Physicians explores respiration and how breathing is far more than just biology. From crying ...More
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The New Diorama Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
15-16 Triton Street, Regents Place, Fitzrovia, London NW1 | 4 minutes from RIBA
The New Diorama Theatre is an 80-seat performance space located in central London, close to Great Portland Street, dedicated to presenting the work of theatre companies ... More
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Regent Street Cinema
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
309 Regent Street, Marylebone, London W1B | 6 minutes from RIBA
The historic Regent Street Cinema is where the first ever performance of moving images took place. Created by the Lumière brothers, the film was shown as ... More
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Wigmore Hall
London > Entertainment > Classical Music
36 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 7 minutes from RIBA
Built by the Bechstein piano company in 1901, this grandiose concert hall is regarded by many as London's best venue for chamber and solo performances. Wigmore ... More
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Shopping near RIBA

The best shops and markets near RIBA
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Choconut
London > Shopping > Food and Drink Shops
161 Great Portland Street, W1W | 1 minute from RIBA
Personalised chocolates, created by a team led by Xavier Parcerisa, formerly Head Pastry Chef at The Goring, nuts and quality coffee are the little ... More
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Villandry Delicatessen
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
170 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 2 minutes from RIBA
This wide-ranging delicatessen, (attached to the famous restaurant) is located in what once were the unpromising wastelands north of Oxford Street. As the area developed, so ... More
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John Frieda
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
75 New Cavendish Street, Marylebone, London W1G | 2 minutes from RIBA
John Frieda is a big media hairdresser, with a celebrity client list to die for. Established for over 20 years, the cutting skills here are legendary. ... More
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RIBA Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
66 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | Same location as RIBA
London’s architecture seamlessly blends the old and new world together, and there could not be a more appropriate place to admire this fluid magnificence than at ... More
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Efes 2
London > Restaurants > Turkish restaurants
175 - 177 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 1 minute from RIBA
Turkish cuisine with live Eastern music and belly dancing downstairs.... More
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Portland Restaurant
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
113 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 2 minutes from RIBA
With a menu driven by what arrives from their trusted suppliers each day and an excellent wine list that changes every month, Portland is ... More
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 6 minutes from RIBA
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
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La Cucina Caldesi
London > Education > Cookery Courses
118 Marylebone Lane, Marylebone, London W1U | 6 minutes from RIBA
The Caldesi family first set up a cooking school in Giancarlo's native Tuscany. His 'Return to Tuscany' was captured by BBC cameras and dished up on ... More
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L'Atelier des Chefs
London > Education > Adult Education
19 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, London W1U | 7 minutes from RIBA
Whether you're a Nigella or not in the kitchen, the L'atelier des Chefs cookery school can teach you something. Classes are given in the basement kitchens ... More
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Chuan Spa
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
1c Portland Place, Marylebone, London W1B | 5 minutes from RIBA
Chuan Spa, based at the Langham Hotel, is the ultimate in spa and wellbeing experiences. Designed to create a tranquil atmosphere to maximise relaxation, Chuan Spa ... More
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Fitzroy Square Garden
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 5 minutes from RIBA
Fitzroy Square is one of London's finest squares and the only London square designed by Robert Adam. It is named after Charles Fitzroy, 4th Duke of ... More
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The London Academy of Krav Maga
London > Leisure > Martial Arts
309 Regent Street, Marylebone, London W1B | 6 minutes from RIBA
Despite several high-profile aficionados – J-Lo and Angelina Jolie included – Israel’s contribution to martial arts is still unknown to the general public. Krav Maga ... More
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The Albany
London > Nightlife > Pubs
240 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 3 minutes from RIBA
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The Crown & Sceptre
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
86 Great Titchfield Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 4 minutes from RIBA
Following a refurbishment in 2014, the Crown & Sceptre in Fritzrovia has revealed a new look and an improved range of beers including London brews, seasonally ... More
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King & Queen
London > Nightlife > Pubs
1 Foley Street, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 4 minutes from RIBA
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The Lucky Pig
London > Nightlife > Bars
5 Clipstone Street, Fitzrovia, Fitzrovia, London W1W | 2 minutes from RIBA
Elusive location? Check. Mismatched furniture? Check. Random antiques used for decoration? Check. And finally: an extensive cocktail list? Check. The Lucky Pig has all the elements ... More
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The Remedy
London > Nightlife > Wine Bars
124 Cleveland Street, W1T | 4 minutes from RIBA
Tucked away behind Warren Street and just a few minutes walk from Tottenham Court Road and Goodge Street stations, The Remedy is ... More
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Artesian
London > Nightlife > Bars
Langham Hotel, 1C Portland Place, Marylebone, London W1B | 5 minutes from RIBA
Enjoy dominoes and daiquris on Mondays from 5pm or sax on Saturday nights from 8pm at one of London's most glamorous hotel cocktail bars. When the ... More
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Where to have your meeting, conference, exhibition, private dining or training course near RIBA.
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28 Portland Place
London > Business > Venue Hire
28 Portland Place, Fitzrovia, London W1B | 2 minutes from RIBA
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The Sanderson Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
50 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London W1T | 8 minutes from RIBA
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The Wallace Collection
London > Business > Venue Hire
Hertford House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, London W1U | 8 minutes from RIBA
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Playing the Picturesque
Playing the Picturesque
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2019 

RIBA Architecture Gallery

Architectural design studio You+Pea has created Playing the Picturesque, an interactive installation exploring the boundaries between virtual and physical space. ...More

 
Catch Your Breath
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Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2019 

Royal College Of Physicians 6 minutes walk from Riba

Running throughout the summer, Catch Your Breath at the Royal College of Physicians explores respiration and how breathing is far ...More

 
Kian Soltani
Concerts | On 19th July 2019 

Wigmore Hall 7 minutes walk from Riba

The cellist, accompanied by Aaron Pilsan on piano, plays Debussy's Cello Sonata, Prokofiev's Cello Sonata In C, Shostakovich's Cello Sonata ...More

Susan Bullock
Concerts | On 19th July 2019 

Wigmore Hall 7 minutes walk from Riba

The soprano, accompanied by Richard Sisson on piano, sings The Great American Songbook including Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers, David Shire, ...More

Soul Of The 60s
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 20th December 2019 

The Phoenix 7 minutes walk from Riba

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Civilised Sundays at Jikoni
Civilised Sundays at Jikoni
Exhibitions | Until 21st July 2019 

Jikoni 8 minutes walk from Riba

Running on one Sunday a month from April to July, Civilised Sundays at Jikoni welcomes a broad line-up of guest ...More

 
Courtyard Garden: Sanderson Hotel
Courtyard Garden: Sanderson Hotel
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

The Long Bar 8 minutes walk from Riba

Parrots and butterflies rest in the foliage that has blossomed in the Courtyard Garden, a hidden gem next to the ...More

 
An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahnik
An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahnik
Exhibitions | Until 1st September 2019 

Wallace Collection 8 minutes walk from Riba

Put your best foot forward and hot step it to the Wallace Collection where luxury shoe designer Manolo Blahnik gives ...More

 
John Lewis Garden Society: Roof Fest
John Lewis Garden Society: Roof Fest
Exhibitions | Until 29th September 2019 

John Lewis Rooftop 8 minutes walk from Riba

The rooftop of the John Lewis department store, high up above Oxford Street, has been transformed once again for summer ...More

 
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Theatre | Until 8th September 2019 

London Palladium 10 minutes walk from Riba

Jason Donovan and Sheridan Smith star as the Pharaoh and The Narrator while 21-year-old newcomer Jac Yarrow takes the lead ...More

 

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