London Bridge and skyline

This year, it'll be taking place on 16 and 17 September.

During Open House weekend many buildings across London open their doors for public tours.

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Mint Street in Bethnal Green (above) is just one of the Peabody buildings you can visit during Open House weekend


You can also take part in neighbourhood walks, engineering and landscape tours, cycle rides as well as hear talks from experts – all for free.

About Open House London

Open House London has now been running for 25 years. These are the Peabody locations which will be open during this year's event on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 September:

Name Description
Priory Green Now designated a Conservation Area, this includes an Old Laundry building and some of the most sculptural stairways ever designed for social housing.
Saturday 16 September 10am-4pm, hourly tours will start from the Secret Cafe.
Darbishire Place Designed by Niall McLaughlin Architects, Darbishire Place was shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize in 2015.
Saturday 16 September 10am-1pm, architect-led tours every 30 minutes.
St John’s Hill Phase 1 of our major regeneration project includes 153 new homes, high quality landscaping and play areas.
Saturday 16 September 10am-2pm, hourly architect-led tours.
Silchester Designed by 2014 RIBA Stirling Prize winning architects Haworth Tompkins, the development includes 112 new mixed tenure homes, community and retail facilities.
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 September 10am-12pm, hourly architect-led tours. 
Mint Street These 67 homes are next to a new business centre for local enterprises. Both projects, with a new pedestrianised street, make a real difference to this previously neglected corner of Bethnal Green.
Saturday 16 September 10am-1pm, architect-led tours from outside the Pill Box Kitchen
Pre-book: mintstreettours.eventbrite.co.uk  (limited turn up on the day places also available)
Pembury Circus A mixed-use development of 268 high-quality homes, a new public square, shops and a large new community centre which acts as a hub for all our management and community activities on the Pembury estate.
Saturday 16 September 10am-4pm, hourly architect-led tours.

Thamesmead

Finally, Open House London is taking place during the Thamesmead Festival weekend (15-17 September) in South East London.

Thamesmead festival

As well as enjoying events and activities celebrating the past, present and future of Thamesmead, you can explore its flagship and iconic buildings including some that are Grade I and Grade II listed, an iconic centre that is being brought back to life as a cultural hub, and a nature reserve (more information here).