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New stylish Members' Bar at RIBA available for private hire

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 09:15

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) recently opened a new bar at its renowned flagship venue, 66 Portland Place, and has announced that the space will also be available for private hire.


The new “pop-up” bar, located near the building’s impressive Art Deco staircase, offers a dedicated space for architects and friends to meet and socialise in the landmark, historic headquarters. It is already proving to be the perfect place for people to grab a quick drink Tuesday to Thursday, perhaps before one of RIBA’s talks and events or to unwind after a day in the office.

Today, the venues team at 66 Portland Place announced that the bar will also be available for private event bookings on Mondays and Fridays. With its stylish, pared back aesthetic and central London location, the bar offers the perfect backdrop for occasions with up to 70 guests. Packages start from £500 for non-members.

Caterina Alves, Head of Venues at the RIBA, comments: “We are delighted to offer our newest space for special celebrations. Since opening last week, the bar has already been popular among our architects and the wider public as a place to enjoy a drink and bite to eat away from the bustle of the city. We even hosted our first drinks reception in the bar for 60 people and guests were impressed with the sleek décor and reasonably priced drinks. We look forward to hosting even more exciting events in the space”.

To enquire about arranging an event in the bar or another space at 66 Portland Place, call the venues team on +44 (0)20 7307 3888.