Public Transport

The nearest Railway Station is Vauxhall and Victoria, a 20-30 minute walk to the venue. By tube: the nearest station is St. James’s Park (Circle & District line), which is directly underneath No.55.

Buses and taxis frequently run from across London. For additional information, visit

A Visit to 55 Broadway by Charles Holden

Monday, 17 June 2024, 10am-11:45am (time tbc)

55 Broadway, Petty France, London, SW1H 0BD

We are delighted to offer this tour of an iconic London building, by kind permission of the owners. Our tour guide will be Edmund Bird, whom many of you will know as a fellow Trust member. Edmund is a Heritage Consultant and has been working in this capacity for TFL for nearly 20 years.

55 Broadway: Designed by Charles Holden and built in an art-deco, early-modernist style as the headquarters of the Underground Electric Railways of London Ltd. At its opening in 1929, the Observer dubbed it ‘the Cathedral of Modernity’ and it was awarded the RIBA London Architecture Medal the same year. London’s ‘first skyscraper’ received Grade I listed status in 2011.

The building was purchased in 2019 with the intention of sensitively restoring the building and opening it up to the public through its conversion to a high-quality hotel, making a positive contribution to the local community and protecting the future of the building.

Price: £10 per person. 

(Non-member tickets are also available with an additional charge of £5 for a day-membership).

Online bookings

Please make your booking online through PayPal using your credit / debit card or PayPal account.

Details Price Qty
Member's Ticketshow details + £10.00 (GBP)  
Non-Member's Ticketshow details + £15.00 (GBP)  

Manual bookings

If you wish to pay with a cheque, please use the online booking facility above, and then choose the “pay by cheque” option on the payments screen. This will reserve you a ticket(s) and give you instructions on where to send your cheque to. All cheques should be made payable to “The Lutyens Trust” and made to the appropriate amount, and to include an additional £3 banking charge per cheque.