London Open House 2020

Open House London is an annual treat and this year it’s having to take a slightly different form. What’s amazing is that, against all odds, it’s taking place at all.

Although fewer properties are physically open to the public and tour groups are smaller, 2020 features walking and cycle routes and lots of online options. Glancing through the programme, North London highlights include self-guided itineraries for Barnet (starting at Finchley Central tube station) as well as Enfield.

There are tours of the Phoenix Cinema, Cannons Park and Winchmore Hill Friends Meeting House and Burial Ground. Nearby you can explore the recently landscaped Moore Brook Green Link following a lost river in a tour starting at Firs Farm Wetlands in Firs Lane. More centrally, you can enjoy a self-guided cycle tour of Camden and Central London offers lots more options if you fancy doing things in your own time. The Buildings Location Map on the homepage shows what’s on and where.

Online events include a virtual walk of Forty Hall and a virtual tour of the Royal Small Arms Factory at Enfield Lock and, for kids’ events and activities (physical and online), the Open House Families section is well worth checking.

The main weekend is 19th and 20th September, but the festival continues until the 27th. However, please note that places get booked up very quickly.

Image courtesy of Open House London.


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