BBC Broadcasting House
- The One Show studio
- Interactive radio drama
- A tour group viewing the newsroom
- News and Weather Presenter Interactive
- The Radio Theatre
- The Artists' Lobby
- Old Broadcasting House Reception
- The Media Café and BBC Shop
BBC Broadcasting House
London W1A 1AA
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This new BBC Tour is available to book now!
Step inside the exciting world of broadcasting! Here at BBC Tours we're inviting you to peek behind the scenes of our dynamic live broadcasting hub and hear what goes on at the beating heart of the BBC!
Our entertaining and informative guides will bring to life the work our brand new, state of the art, multimedia broadcasting centre in the heart of London. On a tour some of the things you're likely to experience include a camera's eye view via our big screen into some of the studios broadcasting to the nation, including television and radio news studios, as well as hearing about the rich history of the building and the BBC.
We'll give you a view over our new state of the art newsroom and you'll have the chance to try your hand at reading the news and weather yourself on our interactive news set!
We'll tell you about how BBC Radio Drama is made and you'll be able to have a go at making your very own radio play complete with music and sound effects! On some but not all tours, you may get the chance to peek into the newly restored Radio Theatre (if production schedules permit) where Radio 2 concerts and popular radio comedy shows such as Just a Minute, the News Quiz and The Now Show have recently been recorded.
From early February 2014, production schedules permitting, tours will be able to visit the brand new home of The One Show. (Please note that weekday tours starting from 15.30 onwards won't have access.) The programme is moving from west London to a new studio on the Piazza at Broadcasting House. When available, we'll take you inside the studio and explain how our nightly topical magazine programme is put together!
We're sorry, but we can't admit babies, or children under 9, on this tour.
Your tour will last approximately one and a half hours.
Please remember that Broadcasting House is a working building, but tours will always be informative, interesting and fun.
The Broadcasting House Tour is available seven days a week.
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- Pre-booking is essential
- Regular tours seven days a week
- Open to anyone aged 9 years and over when accompanied by an adult
- Adults £13.75
- Concessions £11.50
- Students £10.25
- Children (between 9 and 15 years) £9.25
We're sorry, but we can't admit babies, or children under the age of 9, on the Broadcasting House tour. This is because the tour content is not appropriate for children of this age.
- Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children) £40.00
- Group rates available
- Blue Peter Badge holders: only available to badge holders aged 16 and under (with a badge and badge winner's card) when accompanied by a full paying adult – free by calling our group booking and access requirements line.
To book tickets
- For individual and group bookings of fewer than 15 people, please book online using the 'Book now' button above (if you have any access needs, please call our booking line – details below).
- For group bookings of more than 15 people and bookings for visitors with access needs, please call our group bookings and access requirements line on 0370 901 1227* (+44 1732 42 7770 from outside the UK; textphone for hearing-impaired callers 0370 903 0304*) so that we can discuss any specific requirements.
Please note it is not possible to make a booking for fewer than 15 people over the phone unless you have access requirements – please book online.
*Standard geographic charges apply and calls may be included in your telecoms provider's call package. Calls from mobiles may be higher. Calls may be recorded for training.
- You can pay by cheque or with a credit or debit card including Visa, Mastercard or Visa Debit.
Refreshments at the BBC
The Media Café serves drinks and light snacks.
BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place, London W1A 1AA
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- Underground – Oxford Circus on the Central, Bakerloo and Victoria lines is approximately five minutes' walk away.
- Bus – routes C2, 88 and 453 stop nearby.
- Car parking – there is metered parking in nearby side streets, and pay-and-display car parking in Cavendish Square.
- Coach parking – there is no coach parking on site at BBC Broadcasting House.
BBC Broadcasting House is a large building, so tours cover a fair distance. If you are a wheelchair user or have any other disability-related needs, please call our group bookings and special access requirements line on 0370 901 1227 (+44 1732 42 7770 from outside the UK); textphone for hearing impaired callers 03700 100 212.
A wheelchair is available, but it must be booked in advance of your tour by calling our group bookings and special access requirements line.
- Wheelchair access
- A wheelchair can be provided if requested when booking
- Lifts available
- Adapted toilets
- Accessible telephone
- Assistance dogs are welcome
- A sign language interpreter can be booked to accompany tours
- There are four disabled parking bays on Duchess Street and another four on Hallam Street, which are provided by Westminster Council. They operate on a first come first served basis.