Mark your diaries – the ultimate ‘nosy neighbour’ tour of London is coming up again soon! Open House London celebrates all that is best about the capital’s buildings, places and neighbourhoods. Every September, it gives a unique opportunity to get out and under the skin of London’s amazing architecture, with over 700 buildings of all kinds opening their doors to everyone – all for free. This year it takes place over the weekend of 17 and 18 September.
With architects homes, eco and retrofit buildings, tours of major regeneration projects, landscape projects, government buildings, historic landmarks and towers, major infrastructure sites and more all available to explore over one weekend, it’s a great way to find out how good design makes more liveable cities.
The festival, London’s greatest architectural showcase, is popular so expect queues. Nonetheless this is a not-to-miss opportunity to see the capital from the inside. You can explore all types of buildings from public spaces to unique private properties. Architects will be giving talks and tours of some of the buildings they’ve designed as part of Open House London. There are 1600 tours being given by architects this year in total!
Open House London is fully inclusive and admission is free for all. Get hold of a copy of the printed programme or check out the website search facility. There is an iPhone/iPad app guide available as well. For more information, bookings, and to download the app visit www.londonopenhouse.org.