Uncover The Secrets Of London’s Most Mysterious Buildings Next Month

Open House

Open House gives Londoners the chance to peek inside some of the city’s greatest and most secret buildings… for free.

Are you a nosey neighbour? Take it to the next level in September, as the annual Open House London event returns to the capital for one weekend only. Each year, over 800 buildings usually closed to the public will throw open their doors, letting you peek inside – and the programme is even bigger for 2018. This September 22nd & 23rd, get yourself out, about, and peeping at some seriously swish interior decor.

Open House
The UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office building. Photo: @what_fran_saw

Aside from being the perfect opportunity to poke our noses into other people’s business, Open House is all about celebrating the capital’s finest architecture and design. The buildings that partake include private homes, government buildings, and historic sites, with some very famous spots included.

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The US Embassy, Nine Elms. Photo: @usa_in_uk

Easily the most sought-after building on the Open House roster is 10 Downing Street. You’re only going to get this one via a ticket ballot, with only 48 lucky punters able to tag along. Mind you, if you do wind up heading along, we’ll give you bonus points for a selfie with Larry the cat. Other highlights include the revolving floor of the BT Tower, the vaulted crypts of the Crystal Palace subway, and Mansion House, the residence of the the Lord Mayor of London. New for 2018 are the likes of the US Embassy in Battersea, and Bloomberg International’s European headquarters. Time to go a-wandering!

You can see the full list of available buildings, book tickets, and enter ballots, on the Open House London website.

Featured image: @openhouselondon

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