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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

Latest update on visiting 66 Portland Place

From 2 July 2021, subject to government guidelines, we will begin a phased reopening of 66 Portland Place: 

  • From 2 July, our current exhibition ‘Freestyle: Architectural Adventures in Mass Media’ will reopen on Fridays and Saturdays between 10am – 5pm, by appointment only. To book your tickets, please visit here.
  • From 9 July our Library will reopen on Fridays between 10am – 5pm, by appointment only. Booking instructions can be found here.
  • From 10 September our bookshop will be open every Friday by appointment only, between the hours of 10:30 to 16:30. Email to book an appointment.
  • We regret that the RIBA Drawings and Archives Study Room (based at the V&A) remains closed for the time being. Please check this page regularly for further updates.

The Bar at 66 Portland Place in London, and RIBA North in Liverpool remain closed for now.

Your visit

66 Portland Place 
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

Please note our facilities (including our exhibitions, Library, bookshop and cafe) within the building have different opening times, please check them in advance before your visit.

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


  • Our main facilities have step free access. Access to the Henry Jarvis Hall and Foyer is by steps only
  • Guide dogs are welcome and portable induction loops are available. A disabled toilet is located in the basement

Please call ahead on +44 (0)20 7580 5533 or email before your visit to check accessibility.


  • Single yellow line restrictions apply outside 66 Portland Place
  • There are designated disabled parking spaces for Blue Badge holders on Portland Place
  • More information is available from Transport for London on transport accessibility


  • 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)
  • Disabled 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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