Open House London This Weekend

Take advantage of free public access to over 800 buildings

Brentford Toll House


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More than 800 buildings of all kinds will open their doors on 22 & 23 September for Open House London, alongside a programme of neighbourhood walks and architect-led tours – all for free. Some events require pre-booking so please check in advance.

This year’s programme explores how the new London that has been emerging the past 20 years is finally coming to fruition. New buildings, new kinds of buildings, new districts, new approaches to regeneration, women taking a leading role in making London, engineering excellence underpinning the capital’s successful reinvention – these all show how good design can make
London a more enjoyable and vibrant city in which to live and work.

Rory Olcayto, Open City’s director say, "From Hackney Wick to Park Royal, Wembley to Nine Elms and the ever-changing Kings Cross, Open House is shining a light on the places shaping the capital with striking landmark buildings and new approaches to town planning. The cubic futurism of the American Embassy, Here East’s Day-glo ‘fun palace’ and the cool, sculptural qualities of the Aga Khan’s HQ are real stand-outs this year."

Brentford participants in Open House include:

Boston Manor House - with tours at 12:30pm, 2pm and 3.30pm, and Out There, Out Where, Outside, a contemporary art exhition . Open Saturday and Sunday, 12-5pm

Brentford Canal Toll House and Gauging Lock - open Saturday and Sunday, 10am-4.15pm

St Mary's Convent - tours on Saturday Guided tour of the historic sections, modern chapel, and heritage rooms at 10am, 12pm, 3pm (Max 8 per tour) Duration 1.5 hours; includes historical talk, pre-booking required via 020 8568 7305

Walk: The Changing Face of Brentford - 11am Sunday meet outside old Magistrates Court and walk from 17th century to 21st century

With neighbouring participants:

Chiswick House

Brentford & Isleworth Quaker Meeting House - open Sat, 10am-5pm

Fuller's Griffin Brewery

Gunnersbury Park and Museum

Hanworth Park House make its debut

Hogarth's House

Hounslow Open House Guided Cycle Tour

Osterley Park House

Spring Grove Estate Walk

Spring Grove House

See Open House London for further details.

September 17, 2018

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