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The RIBA, founded in 1834, moved to this building, at 66 Portland Place, in 1934. It was designed by George Grey Wornum. .It is a wonderful art deco building (Grade !!*) which houses the outstanding British Architectural Library (freely open to all), an exhibition gallery,...More
Handy venue from Euston. Went to seminar here. Staff greeted you in the entrance hall and directed downstairs to cloakroom. Then back upstairs chance to admire the beautiful staircases ! Coffee and networking room very spacious and quite a number of tables. Lots of pastries...More
The building is the best part of the visit. Two displays on view in Nov 2017 both lifeless collections of drawings covering only two styles. No models of great buildings, no history. RIBA Members should complain.
Had a very pleasant coffee in an oasis of calm, close to Oxford Street, but far enough away from the traffic and crowds.
We sat in the first floor restaurant. Helpful staff.
In addition, there are regular exhibitions of interest, and a very...More
I'm not sure like me, you end up grabbing coffee between meetings in one of the usual chains of coffee shops or often thinking about places to meet for an informal business meeting. Then look no further. The RIBA building is an ideal space, with...More
The RIBA book shop is extensive. The Restaurant upstairs is elegant nouvelle cuisine. The ceilings are high and the windows tall - even a little room on the roof terrace in the summer. Take time to catch their ever changing selection of architectural exhibits.
Even the slightest interest in architecture will be increased by a visit to the home of architecture. Regular exhibitions and especially the terrace is a great place to meet. Also excellent for corporate entertainment.
This sophisticated and sociable slice of Central London is a shopper’s paradise, offering the latest fashions, gadgets, and souvenirs. Fitzrovia is conveniently located between the major retail thoroughfares of Regent Street to the west and Tottenham Court Road to the east, with a handful of well connected Tube stations dotted around the area for easy transport. This neighbourhood is a favorite
among foodies as well, with an impressive number of quality restaurants, pubs, cafes and food shops vying for your patronage – especially along Charlotte Street and near Goodge Street Station.