Sculpture at St Johns Hill

Get ready to explore the amazing architecture in every London neighbourhood, including 10 Peabody locations.

Open House London is the capital's largest annual festival of architecture and design, giving access to over 750 buildings and sites for one weekend.

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

These are the Peabody locations which will be open during this year's event on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 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 22 September 10am-4pm, regular tours every 60 mins (10am-3pm)
  • Sunday 23 September 10am-4pm
Darbishire Place

Designed by Niall McLaughlin Architects, Darbishire Place was shortlisted for the prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize in 2015.

  • Saturday 22 September 10am-12.30pm, architect-led tours every 30 minutes, max 10 per hour.
St John’s Hill

Phase 1 of our major regeneration project includes 153 new homes, high quality landscaping and play areas.

  • Saturday 22 September 10am-2pm, 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 22 September 10am-1pm, architect-led tours from outside the Pill Box Kitchen. Pre-book here.
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 22 September 10am-4pm, hourly architect-led tours.
  • Sunday 23 September, 10am-5pm
Thamesmead Information Hub

A mixed-use development of 268 high-quality homes, a new 

Created to provide a new community shared space to showcase the regeneration projects happening in Thamesmead and provide an exhibition space.

  • Saturday 22 September, 11am-4pm
Tump 53 nature reserve

A former munitions storage site within the Woolwich Arsenal, now a thriving nature reserve featuring original architectural elements surrounded by a moat and reed beds.

  • Saturday 22 September, 10am-3pm 
    Children's Activities including log lifting and minibeast identification; build a bug hotel; tree identification trail; cook marshmallows; create a journey stick
Sporting Club Thamesmead

Set in a tranquil green area of Thamesmead, designed to reinforce the nature around it. 3G pitches, outdoor multi-use games area and café -bar with panoramic views over parkland and pitches - home teams include Charlton Athletic Women’s FC.

  • Saturday 22 September, 8.30am - 6.30pm
Lakeside Centre

Visit the iconic Lakeside Centre during the final stages of its renovation led by Bow Arts in partnership with Peabody and supported by the Mayor’s London Regeneration Fund (LEAP). With 40 affordable creative workspaces, an early years nursery and The Front Room cafe on its way come and take a look around to see the progress made.

  • Saturday 22, and
  • Sunday 23 September - Bow Arts Guided Tour every 60 mins (2pm-3pm) max 25 per tour. Pre book here
Thamesmead's Landscape and Hidden Spaces

A walk-through Thamesmead's landscapes, including some less well-known hidden spaces. Led by Peabody's Director of Landscape, Dr Phil Askew.

  • Saturday 22 September, 2pm