RIBA - Royal Institute of British Architects, London

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  • Did you know you can visit the RIBA building and wander round for free? Anybody welcome. It is quite stunning. Wonderful library. Various exhibits. There is also a cafe and a souvenir shop. Go for it!  more »
  • Had a very pleasant coffee in an oasis of calm, close to Oxford Street, but far enough away from the traffic and crowds. We sat in the first floor restaurant. Helpful staff. Stylish surroundings. In a...  more »
  • I'm not sure like me, you end up grabbing coffee between meetings in one of the usual chains of coffee shops or often thinking about places to meet for an informal business meeting. Then look no furth...  more »
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  • What a beautiful building. I cannot imagine anything less for architects of course, but it housed a nice simple bistro with helpful service.
  • The building a showcase for elegant and understated 1930's Art Deco functionalism in excellent condition and welcoming to the public. The Institute mostly promotes and celebrates British architecture. Free exhibitions, lectures , workshops, a comprehensive bookshop, library, terrace and cafe. An interesting and worthwhile destination.
  • Great venue. The Wine Society host everts here and the terrace is great in summer.
  • The exhibitions here never fail to be interesting, well researched and well thought out.
  • A nice place to be with a good research library, good bookshop and a nice little cafe on the ground floor.

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