Open House London will take place on 21-22 September 2019
All ballot winners have been announced, only successful applicants will be emailed
This year we have partnered with a variety of companies to explore our theme of social, read more about social infrastructure, social communities, social housing and social media via our journal on Open City website.
Since the guide has been printed there have been changes in our programme, please take a look at our Stop Press to find out any new additional, cancellations or changes.
On Sunday 22 September it will be Car Free Day in 20 kilometres of closed roads around Tower Bridge, London Bridge and the City of London. Please plan ahead and find out more below:
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.
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.More Info
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.More Info
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.More Info
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.
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.
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