Public Programmes

Our programme of public events and initiatives is growing all the time – here are some of our events that you can enjoy throughout the year:

Open House London
22-23 September 2012

This is the capital’s highest-profile architectural showcase, providing opportunities for people to explore more than 800 of London’s exemplary buildings and to meet the architects, design teams and building users on site. Celebrating design excellence in the capital, this unparalleled event takes place on the third weekend of September every year and is completely free of charge.

Vist the Open House London site

Open House Architecture Tours

Open-City enable all to experience London’s architecture through weekly Architecture tours ranging from Architecture on the Thames to the Hidden Westend.

The architectural tours take place every Saturday morning and evening sessions throught the week offer an opportunity to experience London’s built environment at first hand. Led by architecture experts with an in-depth knowledge of the capital, each tour takes in a key area of London, such as Docklands, the Square Mile, Bankside or Westminster.

For dates, tour themes and booking details go to Architecture Tours Year-Round.

Open House Worldwide

The Open House Concept has now been adopted by cities around the world with worldwide interest and inspiring similar programmes in over 20 cities around the globe from Melbourne, Rome and New York and many more.

To find out more details about about Open House cities or becoming a city visit the Open House Worldwide website

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


Regular polls, surveys and research into Londoners' attitudes towards design quality and built environment issues


Find out how Open-City provides independent advice and support to communities



Supported by Arts Council England