After 2017’s record breaking 25th edition of Open House London, the
festival will once again return this September with every London borough
A truly citywide
celebration of London’s
buildings, places and spaces, the event
gives a unique opportunity to explore and learn about the city’s most
compelling architecture and design over one weekend.
More than 800 buildings of all kinds will open their doors on 22 & 23 September, alongside a programme of neighbourhood walks and architect-led
tours – all for free.
This year’s programme explores how the new London that has been
emerging the past 20 years is finally coming to fruition. New buildings, new
kinds of buildings, new districts, new approaches to regeneration, women taking
a leading role in making London, engineering excellence underpinning the
capital’s successful reinvention – these all show how good design can make
London a more enjoyable and vibrant city in which to live and work.
Rory Olcayto, Open City’s director
say, "From Hackney Wick to Park Royal,
Wembley to Nine Elms and the ever-changing Kings Cross, Open House is shining a
light on the places shaping the capital with striking landmark buildings and
new approaches to town planning. The cubic futurism of the American Embassy,
Here East’s Day-glo ‘fun palace’ and the cool, sculptural qualities of the Aga
Khan’s HQ are real stand-outs this year."
For highlights and more please visit www.openhouselondon.org.uk