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Patch Collective's curated Open House Festival collection

Check out PATCH collective's curated collection.

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A House for Artists

event, community/cultural, residence

A House for Artists is an ambitious project, designed to provide affordable, sustainable housing for artists, who will offer long-term civic and cultural engagement for communities in Barking Town Centre. Drop in to the creative workshop. This project is supported by the Mayor of London.

Apparata, 2020

Guided tour

Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

community/cultural, garden, public realm/landscape

A vital community garden offering a model for maximum good for communities and for the environment on a small urban plot. It is now a site of Local Importance for Nature Conservation. Shortlisted for the Open City Stewardship Awards 2021.

muf architecture/art, EXYZT, J & L Gibbons, 2010

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Host of Leyton - Pop-Up Gallery - Dan Lee


Host of Leyton is open 12th - 17th Sept to welcome visitors to see the shop & space and view the work of our special Pop-up exhibition by young artist and landscape designer Dan Lee. For more info see @thisishost on Instagram.

n/a, 2015

Drop in / Guided tour

Lea Bridge Library


Studio Weave were commissioned to design an extension to the Grade-II listed Lea Bridge Library in East London, adding a cafe and adaptable community space – to deliver a revived civic heart for the Borough of Waltham Forest. This project is supported by the Mayor of London.


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Moorings Sociable Club


Newly refurbished former social club, which is now a multi-use community space in the heart of Satge 3 Thamesmead - The Moorings Open Access and Tours running all day

Stephen Mooring , 1976

Drop in / Guided tour

Nag's Head Market


Nag's Head Market has occupied its current site since 1975, and it has recently been overhauled by Office S&M to support its diverse traders that cater for the local community.

Office S&M, 2023

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Our Yard at Clitterhouse Farm

public realm/landscape

Our Yard at Clitterhouse Farm is a community enterprise working to protect historic Victorian farm outbuildings and transform the site into a vibrant and sustainable community hub. Shortlisted for the Open City Stewardship Awards 2021.

OfCA, Freddie Wiltshire, Billy Adams, 2020

Guided tour / Workshop

The Blue Market - Made in Bermondsey

mixed use

Following three years of research and development, the ‘Made in Bermondsey’ people powered regeneration project was created and driven by passionate local community partners who truly care about the place where they live or their business. This project is supported by the Mayor of London.

Assemble + Hayatsu Architects, 2021

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The Paper Garden


This summer Jan Kattein Architects complete one of the most ambitious circular economy buildings attempted in the UK in decades. The 300m2 educational building in Canada Water forms part of the Paper Garden, for charity Global Generation.

Jan Kattein Architects with Global Generation, 2023

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The Tin Tabernacle / Cambridge Hall


Built 1863 - a large corrugated iron chapel. Inside was transformed after the last war into a battleship by local sailors for Sea Cadets. It has decks, portholes a Bofors Gun and alter from the set of the 1964 film Becket.

Unknown, 1863

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Turf Projects (Whitgift Centre)

art studio

Founded in 2013 by Croydon locals, Turf Projects is Croydon’s homegrown artist space and the first entirely artist-run contemporary art space in the borough.

Anthony Minoprio, 1968

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Walworth Garden

education, garden, community/cultural

Our timber frame building was designed by Matrix Feminist Design Co-Operative, and built by women. It represents our community's history of activism-the same ethos that transformed our site from dereliction, into a thriving community garden

Matrix Feminist Design Co-operative, 1988