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Open House London

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  1. Golden Lane Estate Open House  (Photograph: Steve Lavers)
    Photograph: Steve Lavers
  2. Neasden Temple Open House (Photograph: Jim Stephenson)
    Photograph: Jim Stephenson
  3. Open House London (Photograph: Open House London)
    Photograph: Open House London
  4. Open House London (Photograph: Luke O'Donovan)
    Photograph: Luke O'Donovan

Time Out says

Wander around London’s architectural gems not normally open to the public.

Ever wanted to have a nosy around some of London’s coolest private buildings? Open House London gives city dwellers free access to some of the capital’s architectural wonders that aren’t usually open to the public – from schools and offices to domestic homes and places of worship.

The hugely popular, capital-wide fortnight-long festival is back for 2023, with properties open for your to peak in – for free – all across the capital's 33 boroughs. All you need to do is create an account online and you can register to see as many buildings in the programme as you like. As well as the festival’s usual line-up of community events, drop-in sessions and tours, this year, there are also plenty of events tailored specifically to young people.

As ever, lots of the tours and buildings are extremely popular so get planning which buildings you’d like to see well ahead of time to beat the queues. 

Check out last year's Open House highlights

Chiara Wilkinson
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Chiara Wilkinson


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