Art & Design

August 17, 2017

Snoop Around London’s Coolest Houses

For one September weekend only

  • Written by Donal Talbot

Next month, architecture and design lovers of London get to look inside the buildings of their dreams with the return of Open House. For the weekend of 16th and 17th September, you essentially get a door key to 800 of the coolest (usually-inaccessible) homes in the capital.

MEWS HOUSE CAMDEN_stairs

Mews House, Camden

This year is the 25th anniversary of Open House, and for the first time every single borough in London is participating. There’s free entry into a selection of different buildings including Crossrail stations, places of worship and old factories.

White on White_Gianni Botsword Architects

White on White, Gianni Botsword Architects

From Suleymaniye Mosque in Hackney to the Stirling Prize winning Peckham Library in Southwark, the buildings come in all shapes and sizes. The full list is available today, and although not all buildings require booking, there’s a ticket system in place for the most in-demand spaces, so get online or on the newly-launched Open House app asap to secure your high-brow snooping spot.

openhouselondon.org.uk

 

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