TIME AND PLACE:
@ Various buildings across London
Free entry (some buildings require booking in advance)
Open House was started in 1992 as a small, not-for-profit organisation to promote public awareness and appreciation of the capital’s building design and architecture.
The intention was to open up London’s splendid buildings to the general public who don’t otherwise have access as a way of helping the wider community to become more knowledgeable, engage in dialogue and make informed judgements on architecture.
Do I need to book?
Entry to a few of the properties will require booking in advance. Relevant contact details will be given for you to do this.
Do I need to pay for entry?
Open House London is a free event.
Do I need to buy a guide to see the participating buildings?
Buildings will be listed on the Open House London website from 14th August.
TIME AND PLACE:
@ The House of St Barnabas, 1 Greek Street, London W1D 4NQ
Tickets: from free! Book online
A festival of art, creativity and discovery, with a social heart by The House of St Barnabas.
A free public art programme inspired by Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs followed by a weekend of festivities held within the magical grounds of The House of St Barnabas.
Have you ever wanted to stumble across a giant teapot in Soho Square, be drawn into the historic townhouse at 1 Greek Street and see work in an amazing French Gothic chapel by artists including Jeremy Deller and HIto Steyerl?
A weekend to heighten the senses, a cacophony of sights and sounds, of colours and conversations, an oasis of creativity in London’s Soho. Come along and make something, discover a new way of thinking, and dance under the stars to Maslow’s Pyramid “Silent” Disco, feast on a banquet of creativity with Oh Comely, ponder life’s mysteries with some great speakers at our Mini Manifestos, watch live illustration and maybe learn to draw yourself, listen to live music and watch performance art happen before your eyes.
TIME AND PLACE:
@ Central London
Tickets: £40 and must raise £250 book online
Maggie’s Culture Crawl is a 15-mile night-hike full of discovery, culture and surprise to raise money for Maggie’s, an organisation offering free emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends.
Working in partnership with Open House, the route offers exclusive access to some of London’s best buildings, including the Gherkin, The Foreign Office, The Royal Geographical Society and EDF Energy London Eye.
Within these extraordinary buildings Maggie’s will be hosting a range of cultural activities with the generous support of a range of partners and contributors, including:
- A silent disco from BBC Radio 3 DJs Nick Luscombe and Max Reinhardt at the Royal Geographical Society
- Interactive art installation along the route from Rebecca Law – best known for her large scale installations of hanging flowers
- Immersive experience by artist Robin Blackledge at Maggie’s London
- Mr Foggs of Mayfair, home of the eccentric British adventurer will create a theatrical world of discovery
There will also be delicious food and drink on offer with a bespoke tea tasting from Fortnum & Mason at the Foreign Office, Box Noodles to keep walkers energised along the route and Leon providing a well deserved breakfast at the finish line at The Gherkin.