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 with special guest speaker John McElgunn, Partner at Rogers Stirk Harbour+Partners
Saturday 14 April 1pm




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 all working in the field of architecture and urban design.

King's Cross Renaissance
Navigating East London
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.

An Evening With...Tin House
Thursday 12 April 6.30/7pm

Architecture on your Bike

Using the speed of two wheels, cycle London architecture led by our expert architectural guides. New events added soon.

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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Shopping for someone else but not sure what to give them? Give them the gift of choice with an Open-City gift card. They can even be redeemed against future tour dates.

£35.50 gift voucher (An Evening tours/boat tours)
£25.50 gift voucher (Walking tours/cycle tours)

The changing face of London


Read about all our pioneering programmes designed for people to learn about and advocate for the value of good design through first-hand experience


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