Open House London 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.
In London Bridge:
Meet: Sun 2pm outside Woolfson & Tay, Bermondsey Square SE1 3FD
The Queen's Walk, More London (from Tower Hill, walk across Tower Bridge) SE1 2AA
Sat 10am-5pm/Sun 10am-5pm.
City of a 1000 Architects kids activity 11am-3pm. Are you a budding architect of the future? Make your own fabulous design as part of a GIANT model of an eco-friendly London of the future. Come along to the city's latest atelier at the top of City Hall, the prime position for the mayor to take note! Last entry 4.30pm.
London Bridge Station (Network Rail)
London Bridge SE1 9SP
Sat 12noon-4pm/Sun 12noon-4pm.
Sat/Sun tours at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, pre-book ONLY through Open House,
Old Operating Theatre Museum & Herb Garret
9a St Thomas Street SE1 9RY
Regular tours, first come basis. Access via 32 step bell tower spiral staircase. Last entry 4.45pm.
Some venues require booking. Go to www.londonopenhouse.org to check availability.