Open House London 2013
This weekend (21-22 September 2013) sees the annual celebration of London architecture taking place. Lots of buildings not normally open to the general public will be opening their doors.
The event gives you a great opportunity to explore the city and to see how good design creates a great city.
Lots more information at openhouselondon.org.uk
There’s also a comprehensive free brochure of all the buildings that will be open. I got my copy from Tate Modern but sadly, being out of the country, I can’t go!
Some of the London Borough’s taking part are Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Camden (lots here!), City of London, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Harringay, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark and Tower Hamlets.
If you’re really into architecture you can visit the “Richard Rogers RA: Inside Out” exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts - see www.royalacademy.org.uk for more details. Some the Rogers buildings open during the weekend include Tower Bridge House, Channel 4 HQ, Maggie’s Centre and Lloyds of London.