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Go off-limits this weekend as buildings across London throw open their doors for a celebration of the capital’s best architecture. Every year, Open House London offers a free poke around offices, churches, theatres and tube stations, with more than 800 buildings, walks, talks and tours to get stuck into. But instead of joining the queues outside The Gherkin, Londoners can tap into their inner nosey neighbour by visiting people’s actual homes.
It’s not all about seeing how the other half live. Open House is an opportunity to explore renovations of domestic spaces across town that demonstrate the impact of a bit of canny planning – not just mega-dollar mansions, but cutting-edge architectural projects. See how designers have made tricky buildings into functional homes, or study clever uses of space and material. And even if transformations like these are beyond your budget, they could signify the future of London living. Get ready for some serious house goals, the kind that would make even Kevin McCloud weep.