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Royal Institute of British Architects

Home of the Royal Institute of British Architects, RIBA’s majestic headquarters is a prime example of 1930s art deco design. It holds one of the largest collections of architectural drawings and photographs in the world, unsurprisingly boasts an incredible library, and stages enticing temporary exhibitions. This is the place to come and hear Zaha Hadid talk about her latest gravity-defying building, or see models of Anish Kapoor’s fantastical creations. The annual RIBA Stirling Prize is one of the most prestigious architecture awards going and it’s worth timing a visit to coincide with this. Then, after all that food for thought, the first floor café proves a delightful place to rest your feet, and the bookshop is also well worth a look.

66 Portland Place

Tel: 020 7580 5533
Opening Times: Open Mon-Sat, 10am-5pm
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