Support and Donations

Each year thousands of people, be they children, young people or adults, are given the opportunity to learn about their built environment through participating in Open House London and our pioneering education and youth programmes.

These initiatives are only made possible through the generosity of donors and supporters.

Your support helps us to grow in the following ways:

1. Building on the success of the Open House London Annual Event
Open House London Weekend celebrates 24 years of the organisation and ever popular annual event, taking place every September over one weekend. It is key to our philosophy that everyone can access and learn about London’s inspiring architecture, with free entry to over 800 of the capital's most inspiring buildings.

2. Extending our education and outreach programmes
- Providing every London child the opportunity to explore and learn about their city first hand through our Accelerate into University! mentoring scheme for GCSE and AS level students and Architecture in Schools Primary and Secondary. We also provide opportunities for families to engage with architecture and the built environment through the hugely popular Archikids Festival in July.

Individual Benefactor Scheme

Open-City gives everyone the opportunity to discover and learn what makes great architecture. Those who share our passion can help us by joining our Individual Benefactor Scheme.

Donations can be allocated to a particular area of our work as you choose such as our Education programmes, the annual Open House London weekend or towards the organisation as a whole.

Download the Individual Benefactor information pack here.

To find out more contact: Freya Healey or on 0207 383 0782

Current Benefactors

Tim Brooks
Paul Carter
Keith Clarke
Voon-Fui Lai
Tim Harris
Robin & Sue Hodges
Richard Hughes
Alan Leibowitz & Barbara Weiss
Andrew McManus
David Neilson
Julian Peddle
Aidan & Pat Rose
Julie Taylor
Tom Smith

To make a single or regular donation, you can download a form here, or make a cheque payable to:

18 Ensign Street
E1 8JD

Open House regular leaves legacy to inspire future generations
‘Our Mum first attended the annual Open House weekend seven years ago. She had always loved London's buildings, but it was through Open House that it grew into a real passion. She would have loved the idea of the activity card as a way to draw young people into the world of buildings’.
Gillian Winter

Open-City would like to thank Toby and Alison Winter for this kind donation of £5,000



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