Open House Festival

Connected capital: London's communication architecture


Various architects

Leon (outside), 12 Ludgate Circus, EC4M 7LQ

Join me on a walk through the architecture of entertainment and mass communication, exploring the stories behind a diverse range of iconic buildings and their role in asserting London's status as a globally connected, cultural powerhouse.

Getting there




Blackfriars, City Thameslink


76, 56, 55, 26, 25, 243, 133, 17, 15, 63, 40

Additional travel info

Tour end: Broadcasting House, Portland Place, W1A 1AA. Distance: Approximately 3 miles / 4.8 kilometres.



About your tour guide

The guide for this walk, Andy Garland, has worked in creative production for TV, radio, social media and branded content for a career spanning over three decades and combines both his industry knowledge along with his passion for architecture to bring a unique and fresh perspective to this walk.

Golden Key Academy

This tour is led by a participant 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. It is part of a wider collection of tour events created by Golden Key Academy guides for the Open House Festival celebrating their conclusion of the eight month course. Further information on the Golden Key Academy can be found here


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