Ten Things To See At Open House 2014

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.

Full list of buildings here.

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.

All images by M@ except Crystal Palace Subway by McTumshie, Connaught Tunnel by O.F.E., and Lambeth Palace by Lindsey Clarke.

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  • James Guppy

    Is it really in Southwark…blimey…good pub quiz question that.

    • MattFromLondonist

      One of the entrances is definitely in Southwark.

  • doreen

    I really recommend going to the Kingsland Basin Moorings. You can tour canal boats and enjoy tea and cake! Last year I went with my partner and it was the highlight of Open London for me: http://events.londonopenhouse.org/building/18470