Free entry to London’s best buildings

22-23rd September 2018

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The Science Lab
10 Downing Street
Banqueting House
New Scotland Yard2
Pear Tree House Friern Road East Dulwich
St Pauls Cathedral Triforium Tour

Visit London’s best buildings

This year we have over 800 buildings, walks, talks and tours in the Open House programme. View the full building listings, find out important info about the event or plan your weekend by using our top picks and themes.

Get Involved

Submit a building

Would you like to showcase your building in London’s biggest architecture festival? We are looking for submissions of award-winning projects and other examples of architectural excellence to take part in the festival.

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Volunteer

Volunteer at a building during the Open House weekend. Our volunteer programme is one of the largest and most respected of its kind and is core to our working philosophy.

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Sponsor Open House

Showcase your commitment to design quality and gain brand exposure for your company by sponsoring Open House. We offer high-level networking opportunities to our sponsors and supporters and can tailor a package to suit your business.

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Donate

Organising the programme of 800+ buildings, walks, talks and tours takes a huge amount of staff and volunteer time each year. Give a donation, big or small, and you will directly help keep the Open House weekend free for all to visit.

 

One of my favourite events of the year, Open House offers  the unparalleled opportunity to step inside the capital’s most interesting buildings. The vast selection of buildings on offer span from the intimate to the paramount. This is a first class education in architecture, and it’s free.

Christine Murray,

Editor, Architects' Journal

Open City has drawn attention to the wealth of architectural gems that London has to offer, from vast historic landmarks to smaller private homes.

Lord Foster,

Foster & Partners

Good architecture has a huge role to play in altering our mood. When we call a chair or an office beautiful, really what we’re saying is that we like the way of life it’s suggesting to us. [Open House London], in a modest but determined way, helps to change the debate about what sort of buildings we want to live, work and learn in.

Alain de Botton