London UK Sat 15 Jun, 08:53 BST

Open House Festival 2024 will take place -

Preview programme live on 18 July

Open House
Festival -

London is a city best shared. This year’s Open House Festival is in partnership with Airbnb Learn more

Meet the People Behind the Homes

Discover how Londoners are sharing their space during the Open House Festival and on Airbnb

Support Open House Festival

Help keep the festival free and gain access to a special programme of year-round events

Tours and events

Visit the Open City website to see our upcoming events and tours

Gifts and merchandise

The Open City shop is the perfect place to find curious gifts for London lovers

Rudolf Steiner House

Drop in to this unique Expressionist building with sculptural staircase based on organic plant forms

National Portrait Gallery Tours

Drop-in: Special architecture tours for the newly reopened National Portrait Gallery

Patch Collective's curated collection

Check out PATCH collective's curated collection

Crystal Palace Subway

A self-guided tour of this conservation and restoration project to revitalise the Victorian Subway

Mallard Place

This project is an excellent example of communal living within a landscaped setting

The programme is now live

Use the map to explore the full programme

Havant House 53

A victorian mid terrace house with a dark blue exterior and a zany tiled front garden

Design Partners

New open call for architecture practices to contribute their projects to the 2023 festival

Take part

Learn how to get involved as a festival visitor, volunteer or contributor in 2023

Create a free account to participate in this year’s festival

Attendees, volunteers, and contributors need to register Learn more

Drop ins

Guided tours

Walking tours

Family activities

Films

Through the keyhole of special spaces and places across London and beyond.

  1. BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir (Neasden Temple) 3min 40sec
  2. Kingston Mill Street 3min 3sec
  3. The Polish Embassy in London 3min 30sec
  4. Aga Khan Centre 3min 46sec
  5. Salters' Hall 3min 22sec
  6. Millfield House 3min 20sec
  7. The Phoenix Community Garden 3min 17sec
  8. Walter's Way 3min 46sec
  9. Little Holland House 2min 51sec
  10. Honeywood Museum 2min 55sec
  11. Whitehall Historic House min sec
  12. Moore Brook Green 3min 25sec
  13. Kingston Museum 3min 7sec
  14. 15 Clerkenwell Close 3min 40sec
  15. The Library House Project 3min 30sec
  16. Glenkerry House 3min 11sec
  17. Peter Barber in Enfield 3min 13sec
  18. KINGSTON GUILDHALL 3min 20sec
  19. Tooting Bec Lido 3min 5sec
  20. Ealing Village 2min 4sec
  21. The Stanley Picker House 3min 18sec
  22. Dalston Curve Garden 3min 9sec
  23. Siobhan Davies Dance Studio 3min 31sec
  24. Biggin Hill Museum 2min 52sec
  25. Billingsgate Roman Baths 3min 25sec
  26. Crystal Palace Dinosaurs 3min 16sec
  27. Crystal Palace Skatepark 3min 21sec
  28. Leadenhall Market 3min 13sec
  29. Kingston Town House 3min 9sec
  30. King's Cross 3min 39sec
  31. The Estonian Embassy in London 2min 58sec
  32. Bell Phillips Housing in Greenwich 3min 7sec
  33. Belarusian Behind the Scenes 3min 2sec
  34. The Belarusian Memorial Chapel 3min 55sec
  35. Waterloo City Farm 3min 53sec
  36. Vanbrugh Park Estate 7min 11sec
  37. The Granville 4min 12sec
  38. Abbey Mills Pumping Station 3min 33sec
  39. Hampstead House 3min 25sec
  40. The Olympic Park 3min 48sec
  41. Poetics of Experience Episode I: Designed for Wellbeing min sec
  42. Poetics of Experience Episode III: Wellbeing in the profession 4min 6sec
  43. Poetics of Experience: Episode IV Designing for Wellbeing 4min 23sec
  44. Poetics of Experience: Episode II Naturally Connected 4min 3sec
  45. Poetics of Experience- performed by Lionheart 2min 19sec
  46. The National Youth Theatre 4min 41sec
  47. The Lee Navigation Canal 6min 23sec
  48. Core Landscapes 4min 18sec

Open City is the charity behind Open House Festival

About Open City

Open City is a charity dedicated to making London and its architecture more open, accessible and equitable.

Our programmes

We open up buildings, conversations and careers to those normally locked out of them.

Accelerate

Accelerate empowers young Londoners to pursue careers in architecture, landscape and city-making.

Support us

Volunteer your time, make a one off donation or become an Open City Friend and receive a package of exciting rewards.

Donate today to make London more open, accessible, and equitable