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Open House London

Saturday 21 September, 2019 - Sunday 22 September, 2019

Photo of unique panelled interior of Oxford House

Open House London is the world’s largest architecture festival, giving free public access to 800+ buildings, walks, talks and tours over one weekend in September. We’ve narrowed it down to a selection in the Bow area for you to visit over Open House weekend.

Each year over a quarter of a million people take part in the Open House weekend, visiting over 800 buildings, walks, talks and tours across London.

The Open House concept has spread around the world, with over 35 cities across 5 continents in an ever-growing Open House worldwide family.

Open House started 25 years ago with the first Open House London in 1992. Back then their ethos was much the same as it is today. Giving free access to London’s best buildings was founder Victoria Thornton’s way of inspiring the public about the benefits of great design.

The Open House London event is fully inclusive and admission is free for all Open House events each September.

Tower Hamlets plays host to 40 different Open House locations.

We’ve been through last year’s list to find some of the ones that are closest to the Bow/ Roman Road area:

  1. Bow Church – St Mary’s and Holy Trinity
    C R Ashbee
    230 Bow Road, E3 3AH
  2. St Margaret’s House
    21 Old Ford Road, E2 9PL
  3. St Paul’s Bow Common
    Robert McGuire & Keith Murray
    Corner of Burdett Road/ St Paul’s Way, E3 4AR
  4. Kingsley Hall
    Charles Cowles Voysey
    Powis Road, off Bruce Road, E3 3HJ
  5. Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park
    Thomas Wyatt & David Brandon
    Meet at Soanes Centre, Mile End, E3 4PX
  6. Oxford House
    Oxford House in Bethnal Green
    Sir Arthur Blomfield
    Derbyshire Street, Bethnal Green, E2 6HG

For more information and to see all the other local listings, head to the Open House website


Saturday 21 September, 2019
Sunday 22 September, 2019
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