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Booking for 2015’s Open House Weekend opens shortly

The list of venues opening for this year's Open House Weekend will be revealed next Friday (14th Aug).


Pre-Booking details announced for London Open House Weekend

UPDATE: The Open House website crashed, so online bookings will start on Monday at noon. To make life a little easier in the meantime, I have updated the list below to include the phone number or email address for those


A Slightly Behind-the-Scenes Look at Kings Cross Train Station

When booking a tour of Kings Cross station with limited information about what the tour will include, there is a risk that it will be just a wander around the public areas, or maybe a good look around some of


A mysterious structure in the Vaults under London Bridge train station

Regular users of London Bridge station will doubtless be aware that the mainline platforms are raised a couple of stories above the surrounding road, supported on massive brick arches. These arches are visible in the form of roads that run


Photos from the 18th Floor of the Broadgate Tower

Views from tops of tall towers are always impressive, so the chance to go up to the 18th floor of a newish City skyscraper is not to be missed for us Tower Completists. The Broadgate Tower is one of what


Open House – Bazalgette’s Western Pumping Station

Regular users of Victoria mainline train station may have noticed the presence of a tall brick chimney on the western side of the train tracks next to the river and maybe pondered its function. It is indeed a chimney –


Last chance bookings for London Open House

If you were lucky enough to book the prize locations for this week’s Open House event, expect an email shortly asking you to let them know if you now find you are not able to attend as planned. That way


Booking opens today for tours of the BT Tower

A few left overs from last week’s mad rush to book tickets for the London Open House Weekend, as booking opens today for the tours of the BT Tower and also bus-tours of the Olympic Park. BT Tower Tours on


Pre-Booking Details Released for London Open House Weekend

Of the 757 venues that will be opening their doors for next month’s Open House Weekend, a small number need to be booked in advance – a policy that usually leads to panic stricken trawling through their website on Monday


BT Tower to be open again for London Open House

Just been confirmed that the BT Tower will open again this September for the London Open House weekend, and tickets might be just a smidgen easier to get this time as they have “over double” the capacity that was available


Pre-order the London Open House Weekend Guide

Even though London’s annual architectural feast / chance to peer in people’s private homes (delete as appropriate) is not due until the middle of September, you can already place pre-orders for the printed guide. I always buy a copy, partly


Climbing up the Limehouse Accumulator Tower

If you use the Docklands Light Railway, you might have noticed a rather strange octagonal tower near Limehouse that seems to be sitting in an abandoned patch of waste-land. This tower, built in 1869 conceals a hydraulic accumulator that was


Loyalty is not rewarded

Had an email from Open House London this morning that has frankly, put me in a bit of a bad mood. The Open House 2010 press evening reception to officially launch the 2010 event takes place on the revolving 34th


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. If you live outside London, you also have an Open House


Booking Details for London Open House Weekend 2010

It’s that time of year again as the catalogues are posted out for the London Open House Weekend (18th-19th Sept) and I peer through it for all the juicy properties that need pre-booking when the website goes live on Monday


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