20 & 21 September 2014
Open House was started in 1992 as a small, not-for-profit organisation to promote public awareness and appreciation of the capital’s building design and architecture. The intention was to open up London’s splendid buildings to the general public who don’t otherwise have access.
Open House 2014 is an opportunity to get out and get under the skin of the amazing architecture in every London neighbourhood. There are over 800 buildings, neighbourhood walks, architects’ talks, and much more.
Some of our Artifax Event customers who are participating in the weekend are listed below. Click the venue name for details of opening times.
Lavender Hill, SW11 5TN, London, England
Designed and built as Battersea’s Town Hall and home to BAC for the last 30 years. Striking features include a glass bee mosaic floor, marble staircase and stained glass dome. See the plans which are underway to develop a 21C arts centre in this 19C town hall.
Silk Street, EC2Y 8DS, London, England
An exploration of the Barbican via the Highwalks, the history of the site, the original design and the ideas that inspired it. RIBA Award Winner 2007
Regent’s Park Road, NW1 7AY, London, England
Purpose built in 1930 to house the English Folk Dance and Song Society, this Grade II listed building was designed by members of the Art Workers Guild of the time.
341-351 Finchley Road, NW3 6ET, London, England
Award winning Jewish arts, community and cultural centre. Designed to host a wide range of activities; dance, cinema, restaurant, theatre, art and cooking.
Clifton Terrace, N4 3JP, London, England
A £2.6m conversion of an office block into a state-of-the-art theatre with two auditoriums, cafe bar and education studio. Tours timed to complement tours of the new John Jones Art Building opposite. Together Park Theatre and John Jones are two of the major driving forces around the exciting new regeneration programme in Finsbury Park.
Kensington Gore, SW7 2AP, London, England
One of Britain’s most iconic buildings, the Royal Albert Hall was designed by Royal Engineers Captain Francis Fowkes & General Henry Scott. Completed in 1871 and now a Grade I listed building, it hosts over 370 main events every year including a full range of music, sport and films.
Belvedere Road, SE1 8XX, London, England
The major refurbishment of Royal Festival Hall has enhanced the acoustics and comfort to world class standards, increased audience facilities and accessibility, and created an entirely new education and learning centre. RIBA Award Winner 2008.
Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4TN, London, England
A theatre has stood on site for 300 years. 20C design has full-height glazed screen facade. Auditorium lined with metal gauze panels that take dramatically transforming light and image projection.
Bride Lane, Fleet Street, EC4Y 8EQ, London, England
Built as a printers’ institute in the Anglo-Dutch style, with sandstone dressings, steeply pitched tiled roof and gables; many original features remain including the swimming pool and library.
77-82 Whitechapel High Street, E1 7QX, London, England
For over a century the Gallery has premiered world-class artists from modern masters to contemporaries. RIBA Award Winner 2010.