"Broadcasting House" Soho - West End Tip by easyoar

Soho - West End, London: 66 reviews and 122 photos

  The Art Deco Broadcasting House
by easyoar

Broadcasting House is just across the road from All Souls, Langham Place, so Oxford Circus Tube is probably the best way to get there.

It was built in 1931 and was designed to be a swanky new headquarters for the new media of Broadcasting! Well I think things have moved on a little since 1931. I am always a bit of a sucker for Art Deco buildings, although this is not one of my favourites, it's still worth seeing.

The relief on the front shows Shakespeare's Ariel, who is an invisible spirit of the air. This was considered appropriate to the broadcasting theme, where the signal was beamed through the air to peoples houses.

The building looks a little vacant at present, as if a move was in progress. The BBC have already moved out however (since the 1990's).

Address: Portland Place
Directions: Oxford Circus Tube or Regents Park

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 2, 2006
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