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Urgent update about COVID-19

Due to the government’s advice to limit social contact at this time, our public buildings and exhibitions at RIBA 66 Portland Place, London (including the gallery, library, bookshop and bar) and RIBA North, Liverpool are now closed.

In addition, all physical events from the RIBA are now either cancelled or postponed until further notice. If you have booked onto an event, you will receive an email from the event organiser.

Guided Tours of 66 Portland Place

Take a guided tour of our Grade II* headquarters to learn about the history and design of our landmark building. Led by a team of dedicated tour guides – architects, architecture students and professional educators – our building tours offer a unique insight into the architecture profession and the RIBA’s role in championing great architecture.

Building tour in the main Atrium, 66 Portland Place. Credit: RIBA, British Architectural Library

Pre-booked tours for groups

We offer pre-booked guided tours to groups of seven or more. Pitched to your group, these tours are a perfect activity for everyone with an interest in London's rich and diverse architectural tapestry, from seasoned architects and design professionals to local history enthusiasts.

Visit our Library and delve deeper into the RIBA's rich history with a special look at highlights from our world-class collections. The collections contain rare items from the 1400s to the present day, are global in reach and cover a range of subjects. No matter what your interest, this session is sure to captivate.

Private building and collection highlights tours are available Monday to Friday, 10am to 5pm (Tuesday 10am to 7pm). Group bookings are for a minimum of seven people. To ensure availability, please contact us at least three weeks before your intended visit.

Rates (prices include VAT):

  • Private building tour: £10 per person (maximum 20 people per tour)
  • Private building tour + collections highlights: £15 per person (maximum 16 people per tour)

Tel: +44 (0)20 7307 3798

Public building tours 

Throughout the year, we run public building tours on select Tuesday evenings and Saturday afternoons. See our latest Substantial Style: a guided tour of the RIBA for more information.

Standard tickets are £10 (excluding booking fee) and include free refreshments. Online booking is essential. 

Group looking at a display of highlights from the RIBA's collections. Credit: RIBA, British Architectural Library
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