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Open House London 2017: Highlights and tips to make the most of the weekend

History and architecture buffs rejoice – Open House London is returning. Now in its 25th year, the weekend is essentially a festival of design, history and architecture.  1,627 more words


Granada Tooting: A neo-renaissance cinema masquerading as a bingo hall

In cinemas’ heyday in the early half of the 20th century, there were film theatres on every high street, often several on the same road. However, in recent decades, a host of cinemas have been bulldozed or converted into bingo halls, churches and even pubs. 1,254 more words


Open House London 2016, Or; Endless Queues and the Perils of not Pre-Booking

Now that Open House London has come and gone, it’s time for my yearly reflections/rant on the weekend. Or, if you’re not in the mood for relentless negativity, skip to the end of the post where I talk about Kilmorey Mausoleum. 1,634 more words


Open House in Brisbane 2016

Next weekend (8-9 October) is Open House, Brisbane, when a wide variety of buildings are thrown open to the public.

The idea began in England, where there has been an… 673 more words

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Entertaining HM Revenue & Customs staff at Custom House open house day

I’ve left it too late now to report on all of our Open House London visits. I can’t, however, miss the opportunity to tell you about our visit to the… 202 more words


St Pancras Chambers - Open House London

My next Open House London tour was of St Pancras Chambers – the building above St Pancras Station. The station, originally constructed in 1868, was refurbished between 2001 and 2007, the threat of demolition narrowly averted thanks to the efforts of a passionate group of people including the poet John Betjeman. 334 more words


Hundreds tour International Headquarters for Open House London 2016

Well over 400 people toured The Salvation Army’s International Headquarters (IHQ) in London as part of Open House London, a city-wide event that celebrates buildings and architecture. 239 more words