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First release of Heritage Open Days venues that need prebooking
First release of Heritage Open Days venues that need prebooking

First release of Heritage Open Days venues that need prebooking

Heritage Open Days is happening again, the chance to visit normally closed buildings across the UK, and some venues are already taking bookings.

Jun
08
Heritage Open Days opening thousands of doors to the public
Heritage Open Days opening thousands of doors to the public

Heritage Open Days opening thousands of doors to the public

Over a couple of weeks in September, several thousand buildings will open their doors to the public.

Jul
28
2021
Tickets Alert: Heritage Open Days announced
Tickets Alert: Heritage Open Days announced

Tickets Alert: Heritage Open Days announced

Next month is the annual Heritage Open Days, where normally private buildings across the UK open their doors to the public.

Aug
13
2020
Thousands of doors to open to the public in September
Thousands of doors to open to the public in September

Thousands of doors to open to the public in September

This is the Heritage Open Days, a fortnight of open days that's essentially the same thing as Open House London, but (largely) happens outside London.

Jun
12
2019
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Lloyds Register building
Tickets Alert: Tours of the Lloyds Register building

Tickets Alert: Tours of the Lloyds Register building

There's a chance to go inside the palatial Lloyds Register building in the City of London.

Jun
11
2019
Visit Woking’s art-deco railway control room
Visit Woking’s art-deco railway control room

Visit Woking’s art-deco railway control room

The astonishing electrical control room at Woking will be open to the public as part of the Heritage Open Days at the weekend.

Sep
04
2018
Over 3,000 buildings opening their doors for Heritage Open Days 2018
Over 3,000 buildings opening their doors for Heritage Open Days 2018

Over 3,000 buildings opening their doors for Heritage Open Days 2018

Heritage Open Days, the (two) weekends of the year when lots of buildings open their doors to the public has published its initial list of properties.

Jul
13
2018
Heritage Open Days – Details Announced
Heritage Open Days – Details Announced

Heritage Open Days – Details Announced

The weekend before London Open House Weekend, the rest of the UK does exactly the same thing, with a couple of thousand venues open to visit as part of Heritage Open Days.

Jul
18
2017
Heritage Open Days — Details Announced
Heritage Open Days — Details Announced

Heritage Open Days — Details Announced

The weekend before London Open House Weekend, the rest of the UK does exactly the same thing, with a couple of thousand venues open to visit as part of Heritage Open Days.

Jul
22
2016
Thousands of buildings to Open to the Public in September
Thousands of buildings to Open to the Public in September

Thousands of buildings to Open to the Public in September

Not London Open House, but the other open house that happens outside London, and conveniently, a couple of weeks before the London version.

Jul
26
2015
Start preparing for the Heritage Open Days
Start preparing for the Heritage Open Days

Start preparing for the Heritage Open Days

The annual Heritage Open Days returns in September, that version of London Open House that takes place outside London for those of you brave enough to venture outside Greater London.

Jul
26
2014
My Pick of the Best of This Year’s Heritage Open Days
My Pick of the Best of This Year’s Heritage Open Days

My Pick of the Best of This Year’s Heritage Open Days

The London Open House Weekend that isn't in London, and lasts more than a weekend has published its catalogue of venues that plan to open this year.

Jul
21
2013
Six things to see in Guildford
Six things to see in Guildford

Six things to see in Guildford

A mere thirty minutes or so out of Waterloo lies the ancient town of Guildford, which owes its early heritage to the wool trade and its convenient location, and today rather more to its proximity to London. As an old

Sep
15
2012
British Railway’s Art-Deco Style Electrical Control Room
British Railway’s Art-Deco Style Electrical Control Room

British Railway’s Art-Deco Style Electrical Control Room

At the height of the art-deco movement, Southern Railways lead the UK in the move from steam trains to electric, and naturally needed some control rooms to manage the electricity supply.

Sep
12
2012
Heritage Open Days around the South-East of England
Heritage Open Days around the South-East of England

Heritage Open Days around the South-East of England

A couple of weeks before the huge London Open House Weekend, there is a chance to do exactly the same thing outside London, as the Heritage Open Days opens up a number of buildings, and an awful lot of Churches

Aug
11
2012
A tour around Shoreham Power Station
A tour around Shoreham Power Station

A tour around Shoreham Power Station

As part of last weekend’s Open House not in London events, I secured a tour of the Shoreham power station. There are in fact two Shoreham power stations to choose from, one nuclear and one gas powered. Sadly for my

Sep
16
2011
The other Open House weekend outside London
The other Open House weekend outside London

The other Open House weekend outside London

The weekend before London Open House Weekend, the rest of the country has a go at a similar thing, with its Heritage Open Days. Trawling through the list, below are my personal picks that are close to (and sometimes, inside)

Aug
11
2011

That “Other” Open House Weekend

What is commonly called London Open House Weekend is officially called Open House London, and is organised by what was called Open House but is now called Open City.

Aug
09
2010