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Open House London bookings list

It’s that time of year again as a dark green booklet flops into homes across the Capital informing us which delights will be available during the annual Open House Weekend.


Open House – Going inside Admiralty House

Hidden behind one of Whitehall's classical facades can be found a building as old as the Times newspaper, and described as the smallest Grand House in London.


A modernist marvel – the staircase of Bevin Court

Hidden around a corner on a side street not far from Kings Cross can be found one of Britain's great post-war modernist buildings -- and an amazing staircase.


Free tours of Crossrail stations this month

As part of the London Open House weekend, there will be tours of four Crossrail sites to see the work that is converting them into future Elizabeth line stations.


Open House London tickets released this week

Details about which buildings will be opened to the public for Open House London weekend will be published later this week.


Open House Weekend Bookings Start on Thursday

The bookings pages apparently open tomorrow (Thur 18th Aug) for next month's annual Open House Weekend.


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).


Stunning views from the top of the Cally Tower

150 years ago a meat market opened on the edge of London to cater to its growing population. To mark the location a mighty clock tower was built.


London Open House Weekend Bookings

The guide to the London Open House weekend will go live on Friday morning, and reveal the details of those venues that need booking in advance.


Pre-Booking Details Released for London Open House Weekend

OK, it's that time of year again as a green booklet flops into homes across the Capital informing us which delights will be available during the annual Open House Weekend.


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 –