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“radio theatre”(91 reviews)
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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
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Broadcasting House Portland Place, London W1A 1AA, England
Fitzrovia
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+44 370 901 1227
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank JohnandJanetours
Reviewed 21 September 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.

Thank Traveler328651
Reviewed 31 August 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

3  Thank davegwen75
Reviewed 30 August 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

2  Thank GARETH W
Reviewed 25 August 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

Thank homesteads
Reviewed 17 July 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

Thank Wild T
Reviewed 13 June 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.

Thank Dick B
Reviewed 13 June 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

Thank CheekyLondon
Reviewed 18 May 2018

This was the second time we have booked (free) tickets to be in the audience in the Radio Theatre. If you register on the webpage then you receive emails notifying you of upcoming recordings and can indicate your interest. The theme of the recording really...More

1  Thank AussiesBallarat
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Well visited broadcasting house in April it was a rainy day I forgot to read TripAdvisor and was told by the kind woman that tours were discontinued last year and she was sorry it was ok I took some photos oh and the Costa Coffee...More

1  Thank Gregory R
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Mike M
21 September 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
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rollotomasi
18 July 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.
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maryfairy97
1 July 2018|
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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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