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Open House London 2014

This year’s Open House London programme on 20-21 September sheds light on the latest contemporary architecture, from the newest completed city building The Leadenhall Building (The Cheesegrater”) by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, to Kew House, a striking transformation of a 19th century brick stables into a corteen steel façade.

Through this year’s theme “Revealing,” people will also find out more about the impact of buildings on their lives, from the design of homes to new public spaces and the role of architects and contemporary design in revitalising places and spaces, showing how good design can make London a more liveable city.

Open House London’s selection of building is more comprehensive than ever before providing a great opportunity to see, explore and learn about amazing architecture and design across London over one weekend. More than 800 building of all kinds will open their doors, alongside a programme of neighbourhood walks, engineering and landscape tours, cycle rides and experts’ talks – all for free.

Back again by popular demand are 30 St Mary Axe (“The Gerkin”), Foreign and India Office, Bank of England, Portcullis House, City Hall, each of which attracts over 5,000 visits. 

Open House: The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden. Photo: ©Open House London.

Open House 2014: Quay House Quay House. Photo: ©Anthony Coleman via Open House London.

Open House 2014: Leadenhall Building The Leadenhall Building aka The Chesegrater. Photo: ©Open House London.

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Ursula Petula Barzey

Ursula Petula Barzey is a Digital Marketing Consultant who enjoys all that London has to offer to its residents as well as visitors from all across the globe.

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