Open-City London Architecture Tours

Join us to get an in-depth view of London with our programme of year-round tours and events with specialist guides helping you look at the themes and issues shaping the capital today, from the design of homes, to infrastructure and urban landscapes. Open-City's architecture tours help to sustain the charity as a whole.

Architecture on the Thames Boat Tours

Journey down the Thames looking at iconic landmarks that make London so architecturally diverse. Led by our specialist guide, architect Benedict O'Looney, whose in-depth knowledge guarantees deep insight and thoughtful commentary. Select from two different tours exploring different sections of the Thames.

Architecture on the Thames Central

Wednesday 26 July 6.30pm





Photography Tours

Introductory tours with architectural photographers looking at how to effectively photograph London's architecture.

Wren to Rogers Photography Tour
Shoreditch Photography Tour
Night Photography Tour

Walking Tours

Explore some of the best of London's architecture on foot with our experienced guides all working in the field of architecture and urban design.

London Riverside
Three Mills to Canary Wharf
King's Cross Renaissance
From Cathedral to Commerce
Olympics and Beyond
The Real Lea Valley From Industry to Art
Walking the River Fleet series

An Evening With...

Exclusive opportunities to tour award-winning and unique London homes with the architect and/or owner. More events will added to the series shortly, please sign up to our enews to hear info first


Architecture on your Bike

Using the speed of two wheels, cycle London architecture led by ourexpert architectural guides.
Please sign up to the tours enews to hear new dates first.

Building Tours

Get inside of some of the best of London's architecture with the experts. New events added soon.


Booking: No tickets are issued, your booking is confirmed on receipt of payment auto reply. Your guide will have your name and number of places on the day.

Cancellation policy: Unfortunately, we are unable to refund or transfer bookings if you choose to cancel them. If we have to cancel the tour due to unforeseen circumstances, we will offer you a full refund or the opportunity to book onto another tour.
Please note: all tours go ahead rain or shine...

Any queries or if you are interested in organising a private tour with us for your group or work place please get in touch with Adrianna Carroll-Battaglino at

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Calendar 2017

22 - London Riverside
26 - Architecture on the Thames Central Evening Tour; Wren To Rogers Photo Tour
29 - no tours

5 - no tours
12 - From Cathedral to Commerce
19 - King's Cross Renaissance
23 - Wren To Rogers Photo Tour Evening Tour
26 - London Riverside

More Aug tours added soon

2 - From Cathedral to Commerce
9 - Wren To Rogers Photo Tour; King's Cross Renaissance
16 - no tours Open House weekend
23 - Olympics and Beyond; King's Cross Renaissance; Shoreditch Photo Tour
30 - London Riverside

Tours and events added to the programme weekly




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