For anyone who loves this city, the annual Open House weekend is like Christmas come early. Hundreds of buildings, normally off-limits, open their doors for anyone who’s curious. This year’s event, on 20-21 September, features over 800 buildings — from skyscrapers to toilets — across most London boroughs. Dozens of architectural walks and talks are also planned.
The gallery below shows just a few of the many highlights — please check the official programme for opening times and other restrictions.
Official programmes are usually available free at local libraries, or can be browsed online. You can also help support this annual event by buying a programme from Open House (£7.99). Ian Visits has a list of venues that need prebooking (most places let you simply turn up on the day). Read about our own visit to the Victoria Station roof.