open house london
WHAT? Open House London
WHERE? All over London: every Borough is participating
WHEN? 21st-22nd September weekend
WHY GO? To snoop around places you’ve never seen, because you’re never likely to get invited!
Over 800 buildings, architect tours, historic walks and venues are open for the weekend and are free. If you fancy popping into Downing Street, sneaking around Scotland Yard or scaling the BT Tower, enter the ballot as invites for some are strictly limited but most are easy to access.
Award winning projects big and small are applauded, such as Thomas Heatherwick’s Coal Drops Yard in Kings Cross or the Bethnal Green Mission Church which integrates a church, community centre, offices and apartments cleverly as one. Social community schemes are saluted and inspiring private homes open for you to dream of owning.
IN THE KNOW Download the Open House London App and discover hidden delights near you.For serious pundits, or would-be architects, there are plenty of talks and walking tours with historians and architects on offer. Check the monthly newsletter.