TateHindle Architects

The Queen opens the Royal Philatelic Society London

Queen Elizabeth II opened the new headquarters of the Royal Philatelic Society London.

Having outgrown their historical Marylebone residence, the Royal Philatelic Society London embarked on moving to the City. The redesign of their new home captured the historical and new connections the location offered.

The RPSL library, museum and research space host a range of collections and archives that go back to the beginning of the postage stamp. The Queen was met by small groups of the members who represented a different area of the society’s functions and membership activities including; stamp collections, overseas membership, publications, youth philately and expertise.

The building has retained its sense of history with the addition of fresh, modern finishes that have enabled the society.