Open House Festival

Take part

Create a visitor account

Open House Festival is an annual two week celebration of London’s housing, architecture and neighbourhoods featuring amazing events, tours and open days across all 33 London boroughs. The festival is a unique opportunity to explore the city’s most remarkable homes, buildings and landscapes, and learn about London’s heritage, design and communities.

To come to the Open House Festival, first register for a visitor account. This will enable you to book tickets to tours and events across the festival, manage your bookings and enter ballots for special tours where tickets may be in very high demand.

The Open House Festival website has everything you need to plan your festival experience right here with up-to-date listings of events and open days, and location maps for the entire programme.

Register as visitor

We need your support!

Become an Open City friend

If you enjoy the Open House Festival and would like to support us to keep staging it, please donate generously when booking tickets and consider becoming a Friend of the Charity.

Open City, the charity which stages the Open House Festival, relies on support from people like you keep staging the Open House Festival and creating life-changing educational programmes for young people from under-represented communities to pursue studies and careers in architecture and design. Everyone who signs up as a friend gets access to an exclusive programme of tours and events throughout the entire year, plus discounts on books and tickets, and thank you presents in the post including advance access to each year’s Open House Festival guidebook.

Become a friend today

Become an Open House Festival Partner

The Open House Festival attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors. We work with leading private and public sector organisations including most London boroughs and the Greater London Authority to engage large audiences with built projects and brands.

If you are interested in becoming an Open House Festival partner, please get in touch by writing to