Hundreds of London’s most intriguing buildings open their doors to the public this weekend
This weekend over 800 buildings in London, from ancient halls (like Middle Temple Hall, above) to power stations, will be opening their doors for the annual Open House London event.
The idea is to let the general public explore the city’s most thought-provoking and historically significant spaces in a celebration of good design and its impact on the way we live. The hot ticket? A ballot-controlled entry to see the corridors of power in 10 Downing Street.
Whether you are a design buff, or just a nosey parker like us, this vast event has talks, walks, cycle tours and hundreds of amateur enthusiasts keen to show off some jaw-dropping interiors. And what’s even better is that this weekend-long all-access pass won’t cost a penny! All the sites are open free of charge.
Here’s a selection of just some of the properties opening their doors:
Battersea Power Station will open for the first and last time before it is redeveloped.
HM Treasury will open its entrance rooms and inner courtyard until 4pm on each day.
The construction site for the Tate Modern project will have an open viewing platform for a sneak peek of the new museum wing.
St Pancras International will have tours of the old Victorian station and the new development on the hour, from 10am-3pm.
For a full list of everything going on visit the London Open House events page here.
Open House London is on from Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd September
-- Laura Shelby