BBC Broadcasting House

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BBC Broadcasting House

As of May 2016 BBC Broadcasting House tours will not be running. For information and updates visit the BBC Shows and Tours website.

The BBC's central London office was officially opened in 1932 and is still used to produce the radio transmissions it was originally intended for. In 2003 major renovations began and what stands today is a building of two parts – old Broadcasting House and new Broadcasting House (referred to by its users as NBH). Tours run daily and give participants a glimpse of how the Beeb works, with visits to The One Show's studio, the newsroom and plenty more.

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Venue name: BBC Broadcasting House
Address: Portland Place
Transport: Tube: Oxford Circus
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I work for the BBC and when I decided to bring my niece to visit London I decided that I wanted to show her the power of the BBC so I booked the tour.

It was really good to see all the history and get a taste of everything works.

We were able to seat on 'The One Show' sofa and even did a little of Radio Drama.

My niece was pretty impressed by the end.


Its worth popping along to this site. especially in the summer days as they often film the One Show in part outside and the public are often allowed to watch and sometimes even get on camera. Its also a lovely building in itself and definitely worth a look.

Its also worth mentioning that you can head into the main reception area even if you don't work there and they often have displays on for the public to look at. From the main reception you can see a little bit of the newsroom area through the doors but even if you don't get a good glimpse there is a BBC shop and if you ask the security staff stationed near the shop (to the left of the reception area) they will let you in to see the shop and maybe make some purchases. Worth it just to see a part of TV history id say.