Dalston Eastern Curve Garden
Middle Temple Hall
Hackney Marshes Centre
Akerman Health Centre
This hugely popular, capital-wide annual festival of architecture celebrates its twenty-fourth anniversary in 2016 and takes place over the weekend of September 17 and 18. The festival allows access to hundreds of buildings not normally open to the public – private homes, government buildings, historic sites, educational establishments and many others.
This year the festival has added more than 200 new London venues including the Brutalist Salters' Hall next to the Barbican and Brentford's 'floating high street'. Old favourites Tower 42 and the Gherkin are back on this year's programme. Most will be open to all on a walk-up basis, but around ten per cent will require advance booking.
Check out our Open House 2016 highlights
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This is my favourite event of the year. London somehow feels different on these weekends - foreign tourists are outnumbered by excited, curious Londoners - and what a great vibe it creates! One of my favourite places is Custom House - we had a very interesting talk on the building itself, heard the stories of attempted smuggling and saw the many and various (some eye-popping!) confiscated goods. Bank of England tour also extremely interesting.. So many places of interest to choose from, t's difficult to prioritise. Can't wait for next weekend!
I was not sure how was the open house London 2013, i will definitely visit some places after reading this thanks. Very interesting.
I really like having the offers on this page! And I enjoy visiting new places and doing lots of things in London! Thank you!
A full of exiting activities just for two days. Big opportunity for Londeners, looking forward to it.