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Given the growing concern and restrictions around health, travel and public gatherings, we have postponed or cancelled upcoming events. If you have booked to attend this event, you will receive an email from the event organiser. 

Tours

Substantial style: a guided tour of the RIBA

Swedish modernism or Art Deco? Richly decorative or formally functional? A building with many interpretations but one never lacking style. Visit 66 Portland Place, the iconic home of architecture and headquarters of the Royal Institute of Architects.

Guided tours of 66 Portland Place

Swedish modernism or Art Deco? Richly decorative or formally functional? A building with many interpretations, but one never lacking style. Visit 66 Portland Place, the iconic home of architecture and headquarters of the Royal Institute of Architects.

Drawing together designs by the finest young artisans and craftspeople of the 1930s, explore architect George Grey Wornum’s 1934 masterpiece: an extraordinary mixture of the restrained and the decorative.

Our dedicated educators will reveal the stylistic and architectural gems that can be found throughout the RIBA headquarters, and will offer you an insight into the architecture profession and the RIBA’s historic and continued role in championing great architecture.

Tours conclude with a short introduction to our new exhibition ‘Freestyle: Architectural Adventures in Mass Media’, which uses virtual reality to explore the rise and fall of style through the ages, inspired by the RIBA’s world class collections.

Tours will be taking place on select Tuesday evenings (6.30pm-7.30pm) and Saturday afternoons (2.30pm-3.30pm).

Upcoming dates:

  • Saturday 29 February 2020 - 2.30pm
  • Tuesday 24 March 2020 - 6.30pm
  • Saturday 25 April 2020 - 2.30pm
  • Tuesday 12 May 2020 - 6.30pm

All tickets include free refreshments from our bar on the ground floor. For our Saturday afternoon tours, you are entitled to one free tea or coffee, and one brownie or flapjack. For Tuesday evening tours, you are entitled to one free glass of wine, a beer or a soft drink. To redeem, simply present your ticket before placing your order.

Online booking in advance is essential.

RIBA Learning run a series of creative workshops and tours – see our upcoming programme. We also arrange private tours for groups.

Accessibility

We strive to ensure our events are accessible for wheelchair users. Please be aware that some parts of the building are not step free and we will need to make arrangements for you. To discuss any access requirements, please contact us in advance.