For anyone who loves London, 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 19-20 September, features over 700 buildings — from skyscrapers to toilets — across most London boroughs. Dozens of architectural walks and talks are also planned.
Most of the venues operate a 'turn up and view' policy. A smaller number have to be pre-booked. Open House is now so outrageously popular that many of the places will have already been snapped up. However, a selection of venues allocate tickets on a ballot system. Register now for your chance to view 10 Downing Street, the BT Tower, a special tour of the London Eye and a mystery bus tour.
If you're not lucky enough to win the ballot, you can still pick from hundreds of other on-the-day buildings. Below, we've selected a few of our own favourites, but be sure to check out the selection for your own parts of town.