Open House London 2015

Mint Street © Nedko Dimitrov

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Open House London 2015

Open House London 2015 sees the capital's most interesting doors swinging open for another innings...

London is a very different place to how it was in 1992; 23 years is a long time in most cities, in London it feels like a millennium. For 23 years is how long not-for-profit organisation Open House London have been indulging the city’s voyeuristic contingent by swinging the doors open to some of the capital’s most fascinating abodes; offices; building sites; hospitals; industrial units…

Priory Green

Priory Green © Tom De Gay

Having spread through a number of the world’s most famous cities, Open House is back at its beginnings this weekend, open doors to a public so much more in tune with architecture and urban living than two decades ago. There are a number of themes behind which countless doors lie in wait; but there is an overriding sense that 2015’s occupants of London are keen to uncover social stories.

Crossrail construction sites; the Thames Barrier; Southwark Integrated Waste Management Facility; The Priory Green Estate in King’s Cross; the London Eye; The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden; London’s most iconic skyscrapers; 10 Downing Street — it’s a mixed bag, like the city itself, and one that can help its residents to better understand the workings of their hometown. Keys at the ready.

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The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

Golden Lane Estate

Golden Lane Estate

Maggie's Centre

Maggie’s Centre © Nicola Browne

Villa Caroisla

Villa Caroisla © Hamish Par

Belsize Court

8a Belsize Court © Sanya Polescuk Architects

Walthamstow Wetlands

Walthamstow Wetlands

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