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BBC Shows and Tours offer you the opportunity to take a tour or see a show at the BBC's newly redeveloped Worldwide headquarters in the heart of London! The famous BBC Radio Theatre is home to many popular BBC Radio Shows. Shows and tours MUST be...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Broadcasting House Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, England
+44 370 901 1227
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to recording of Radio 4 comedy show Just a Minute. Show was excellent, but there is lots of waiting around for ticket check, photo id check, and airport style security check. Catering facilities are inadequate. I wanted a coffee, but the slow moving and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I went to a recording of the radio programme 'Just a Minute' in April this year. The panel was excellent and consisted of Sheila Hancock, Paul Merton, Graham Norton and Fern Britton. As it is the Golden Anniversary Year of this programme...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Barbara H
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Great time Don’t worry about how many people are coming you all will get in BBC shop is more like a small stall The cafe as a good range and a good price point Try to get sitting above the news room windows

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank JohnandJanetours
Reviewed September 21, 2018

BBC no longer gives any public access to the BBC Shop or the Media Cafe. It's trained thugs who cannot speak English stop you.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Traveler328651
Reviewed August 31, 2018

A short walk from Oxford Street, we decided to amble along to Broadcasting House to have a look. From the exterior, the building (in my opinion) is a very strange mix of old & new which doesn`t quite work from an aesthetic perspective. However, the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank davegwen75
Reviewed August 30, 2018

We enjoy our visits to BBC Broadcasting House and the Radio Theatre to view show recordings. Tickets are free if one registers with the BBC shows and tours website. Television, Radio shows are available on this site across the UK, all free! We have only...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank GARETH W
Reviewed August 25, 2018

We always love attending this wonderful building. The Radio Theatre has a great feel to it and has some of the worlds greatest perform on it. We were there to see the live transmission of Any Questions. The staff are always friendly and welcoming. The...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

We went to bbc new centre . It has a new restaurants and the new buildings are used for work shop and meetings and training by artist around the world as well as seminars . The food at the restaurant are nice and the serving...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank wildt2016
Reviewed June 13, 2018

If you arrive early you get to see a few celebs going in and out. Queuing for entry to a recording can be slow but is quite orderly. Cafe has a limited bar but teas & coffees cheap. Seating in the (radio) studio is comfortable.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Dick B
Reviewed June 13, 2018

Have been here several times; shows diverse and always entertaining. This one was no exception, hosted by David Lloyd and with Lee Mack as 'curator'. The conversation and banter was lively and funny too. The validation process is strict - you are allowed to go...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Mike M
September 20, 2018|
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Response from Dick B | Reviewed this property |
I think that is so. We went to attend a radio recording and found it quite interesting to see how it's all done. If you arrive early and hang about outside you can see some celebs coming and going - some will autograph or... More
July 18, 2018|
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Response from AussiesBallarat | Reviewed this property |
This is not like a High Street store. It is located inside the security-checked area where access is restricted to people with a show ticket.
July 1, 2018|
Response from AussiesBallarat | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think tours are offered anymore. So I assume that, after the security check, you can access the cafe. However, I would ring first to check.
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bbc tour (8 Replies)
I am looking at booking a tour of the BBC Broadcasting House, has anyone any info on it ? I will be travelling from Euston how do I get there ?
March 15, 2015|
Response from1948Mike|
Oxford Circus tube station. Then walk to BH. I did the BH tour about five years ago. Frankly I waa not impressed but since then the building work has finished and the tour has changed. Read the reviews here: tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Review-g186338-…