For just two days only, September 16th and 17th, Londoners will have the chance to peek inside some of the city’s greatest and most secret buildings… for free.
As part of the city’s annual Open House weekend, doors will open to over 800 buildings that are not usually accessible to the public. This year the event is celebrating its 25th anniversary and is set to be bigger than ever, with all 33 London boroughs taking part for the first time since Open House began.
Aside from being the perfect opportunity to be downright nosey, London’s Open House is all about celebrating the capital’s finest architecture and design. The buildings that will be taking part include private homes, government buildings and historic sites. A great way to calm our insatiable desire to poke our noses into other people’s business. Highlights from the weekend include access to the brand new 52-storey skyscraper known as The Vase, the vaulted crypts of the Crystal Palace subway, the revolving floor of the BT Tower and Battersea Power Station, which will be open to the public for the first time since 2013. Even 10 Downing Street will be open for tours. (10 points if you can get a selfie with Larry the cat).
Have a look at which buildings will be opening their doors this weekend here.
Photo credit: Mark Colliton