Open House Festival

Reimagining the Great White City

walk/tour

White City Tube, W12 7SL

Tour through White City regeneration projects, the scale of which not seen since 1908, when it hosted the Olympics and a Great Exhibition. See what remains at both sites taking in Television Centre, arising from the site’s ashes in 1960.

Getting there

Tube

White City, Wood Lane

Train

Shepherd's Bush

Access

Facilities

Accessibility notes

Same level walking tour with some road crossings and some uneven pavements.

About

HISTORY

KEY DATES

1908 Anglo-French Exhibition - 9 million visitors.
1908 London Olympics- the longest Modern games , at more than 180 days.
1960 BBC Television Centre opens.
2004 White City designated an Opportunity Area in Mayor’s London Plan.
2008 Westfield opens.
2013 BBC leaves Television Centre, area redeveloped.

Golden Key Academy

This tour is led by an alumnus of Open City’s Golden Key Academy – a course training up insightful and engaging guides dedicated to explaining London and bringing its many stories to life.

Further info on the Golden Key Academy can be found here https://open-city.org.uk/golden-key-academy

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