London’s greatest architectural showcase is taking place on the weekend of 17th and 18th September. Open House London offers Londoners a unique annual opportunity to explore the buildings, places and neighbourhoods where they live and work.
‘OPEN HOUSE LONDON’, 17th & 18th September 2011
Top: City Hall (photograph by Linus Lim) Above: Foreign Office & India Office (photograph by Nick Woodford)
Open House London is an essential and anticipated fixture in the capital’s cultural calendar with over 700 buildings opening their doors to the public, plus neighbourhood walks, cycle tours, architects’ talks and debates – all for free.
Former Commonwealth Institute (photograph by Luke Hayes)
One of London’s most iconic buildings – the former Commonwealth Institute, and future home of the Design Museum will be opening its doors. This will be the last chance to see the building in its original form before work begins to prepare the site for the new Design Museum scheduled to open in 2014.
This year’s theme, ‘The Liveable City’ offers London’s communities the chance to find out more about their local area from the design of homes to climate change. The Open House model invites everyone to experience, explore and understand the value of a well designed built environment.
Lloyds of London (photograph by Nick Delaney)
For more information, visit www.openhouselondon.org.uk