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Royal Institute of British Architects

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RIBA Iconic building great meeting places

I'm not sure like me, you end up grabbing coffee between meetings in one of the usual chains of... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2017
Martin T
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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Home of architecture

Very impressive and representatives interiors. Inside you will find a small cafe and a bookstore... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
David G
Boskovice, Czech Republic
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66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD, England
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

Went here to see the 'disappear here' exhibition on perspective drawing. It was good, interesting and impressive, but from the adverts I imagined it to be a little bit more interactive, like where you could step into illusions and take a picture or something. But...More

Thank Mari B
Reviewed 25 March 2018

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

Thank Ruth K
Reviewed 27 November 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Bluerobin59
Reviewed 22 November 2017

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.

Thank davep43212017
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Did you know you can visit the RIBA building and wander round for free? Anybody welcome. It is quite stunning. Wonderful library. Various exhibits. There is also a cafe and a souvenir shop. Go for it!

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 19 June 2017

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. Stylish surroundings. In addition, there are regular exhibitions of interest, and a very...More

Thank Nigel D
Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

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

1  Thank Martin T
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Very impressive and representatives interiors. Inside you will find a small cafe and a bookstore, where you will find a large number of books on architecture and construction.

Thank David G
Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank nibor1955
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Meeting space is a great mix of creative and functional. The location is central to many transportation links and hotels.

Thank Jennifer B
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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
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Nicole G
22 July 2018|
Response from Ruth K | Reviewed this property |
Best is probably Heathrow Airport, second best Gatwick. Do check out minicabs which will meet you on arrival. I use SimplyAirports (available online).