This is the weekend when the public are invited – free of charge - to view buildings in London that are generally closed for most of the year. It is the time when we can all delight in the variety of London’s built environment. The buildings are new and old, grand and tiny, from house extensions to government ministries.
Among the themes being explored this year are Homes and housing, Art in the public realm and Greening the city. There are opportunities to meet architects and designers as well as the people who live or work in the buildings.
To learn more and see the whole programme on offer visit the Open House website You can also pick up a brochure at libraries.
Wandsworth has fifteen buildings open. The goodies on offer in Battersea are:
Emmanuel School, Battersea Rise. Saturday 2 – 4 pm.
Foster and Partners Studio, 22 Hester Road. Saturday 10am – 5 pm.
Opera Extension (pictured), 61 Sudbrooke Road. Sunday 10am – 1 pm. Pre-book only 020 8673 2469 or 07773 358 659
Glass Tower Extension, 138 Ramsden Road. Saturday 10am-1pm. Pre-book only 020 8673 2613.
St John’s Therapy Centre, 162 St John’s Hill. Sunday 10am - 1pm. Architect- led tours 10am, 11 am and 12pm.
St Mary’s Church, Battersea Church Road. Saturday 10am – 5 pm and Sunday 1 – 6 pm.
Date posted: 3 September 2008