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RIBA, Royal Institute of British Architects - 66 Portland Place


An Art Deco landmark in the heart of the West End, 66 Portland Place offers every kind of venue in a single, spectacular building. Its suites and rooms can host meetings, conferences and receptions for up to 400 people, and seated dinners for up to 250. The building also provides a memorable setting for any wedding day.

A Hidden Gem in the Heart of London.

As befits the headquarters of the British architectural profession, 66 Portland Place is a showpiece of design and craftsmanship. Events held here gain prestige and impact from the surroundings, which are as impressive today as they were when the building was first designed in the early 1930s. Art and craft are everywhere, from the decorated bronze front doors and sculpted figures either side of them to the etched glass screens and wooden paneling that can be found throughout the interior.

The building has hosted countless conferences, meetings and other corporate events, as well as weddings, receptions, dinners and Christmas parties. Our 23 rooms include a wide range of fully equipped environments, from small meeting rooms to a lecture theatre for 284.

Situated on Portland Place, just five minutes walk from Oxford Circus, it is easy to get to and from, by bus, Underground or car.

The RIBA is able to offer a complete range of AV services. Our permanently sited team will advise you on staging, lighting and all areas of technical support, ensuring that you and your guests leave the RIBA dazzled by the presentation of your event. Also featured is a wealth of built in communications services including ISDN, Broadband and Wi-Fi in selected areas.

Catering is provided by our in-house caterers Charlton House who have a range of packages and menus which can be tailored to help create your perfect event.

The RIBA is also home to architecture exhibitions, a delightful restaurant and café, a newly designed bar, bookshop and one of the worlds finest architectural libraries.


Venues Individual Room Capacities

Name Reception Sit Down Theatre Area in m2
1st Floor Landing  150 - - -
Alexander Harvey Room  - 18 - -
Aston Webb  40 20 40 -
Barry Room  - - 60 -
Council Chamber  50 20 60 -
Florence Hall  400 250 200 -
Hawksmoor Room  20 20 25 -
Inigo Jones Room  - 14 - -
Jarvis Auditorium  220 - 284 -
Lasdun Room  - 35 63 -
Lutyens Room  100 50 60 -
Martin Room  - 16 25 -
Nash 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  - 8 - -
Soane Room  - 16 20 -
Stirling Room  - 30 - -
Unwin Room  - 20 - -
Voysey Room  - - 23 -
Wornum Room  - 16 20 -
Wren Room  100 70 100 -




Disabled Access

No Smoking

Outside Area

Outside Caterers

Riverside Location / Views


Screening Room(s)


Contact Details

RIBA, Royal Institute of British Architects - 66 Portland Place
66 Portland Place