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Five Buildings To See At Open House London 2017

September 2017Words by Mr Oli Stratford

Interior of the Royal College of Physicians. Photograph by Mr Mike Fear, courtesy of Open House

There is something of the forbidden fruit about Open House London. Founded in 1992, this annual festival aims to encourage greater engagement with the architecture of Britain’s capital, but its finest pleasures are those of the voyeur. Prising the doors ajar to some 800 buildings across the city, Open House lets you into spaces typically kept behind lock and key. From Tudor manors and Victorian pump-houses, through to Georgian terraces, modernist apartment blocks and contemporary maker spaces, Open House invites you to peek behind the curtain wall. Here’s a selection of five highlights from this year’s line-up of secret spaces.

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