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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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. So they built a bunker just outside Woking, which


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


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


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)