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. Click here to find out more about how you can support our initiatives through our Love Architecture Circle.

Architecture on the Thames Boat Tours

Journey down the Thames looking at iconic landmarks that make London so architecturally diverse. Led by an architect, whose in-depth knowledge guarantees deep insight and thoughtful commentary.

Architecture on the Thames Central
Wednesday 8 June 6.30pm

Photography Tours

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

Wren to Rogers Photography Tour
Night Photography Tour
Shoreditch Photography Tour

Walking Tours

Explore some of the best of London's architecture on foot with our experienced guides.

Olympics and Beyond
London Riverside
From Cathedral to Commerce City Tour
King's Cross Renaissance
Lansbury Estate

Architecture on your Bike

Using the speed of two wheels cycle London architecture led by our architectural guides.

Architecture on your Bike - From Tower to Valley

An Evening With..

Exclusive opportunities to tour award-winning and unique London homes with the architect and/or owner. More events added to the series soon, these events do book out so sign up to our enews to hear new events first.


Contact: Adrianna Carroll-Battaglino Email or call 020 3006 7008 (9.30am - 6pm Monday to Friday).

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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...

The changing face of London


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