This September, London is celebrating another Festival of Open House. It is a two week event of housing, architecture and neighbourhoods.


The event offers an access to buildings and landmarks that are usually have limited access to public. Guests of the Festival will be able to visit exclusive off market properties including modern skyscrapers and specially designed private homes.


Previously, the Festival exhibited such famous buildings as Number 10 Downing Street, The Lloyds Building, Dawson’s Heights Housing Estate and Battersea Power Station. This year as the festival marks its 30th anniversary, the organisers went above and beyond and prepared even more spectacular homes for viewing. 


If you are looking for a new home, we suggest you start your search on Houso and then visit the Festival explore the areas that you might want to live in. We have just been to London to celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee. This was a great opportunity to visit the places of your new home. The Open House Festival is another great opportunity to discover the neighbourhoods you have never been to, and visit the districts you have never heard of. The event reveals new to you streets and estates. You will have a chance to see the dynamics of the communities in these places and get an idea of what it would be like to live there.


The participants of the Festival are the Londoners who have transformed traditional terrace houses into modern luxury homes. These homes will be open for you to view and to pick up ideas for your own home renovation. The owners or their representatives will even give you a guided tour.


Over eight million people have taken part in the Festival since it began. Many of them say that during the Open House they learn new things that changed the way they looked at their own homes.


What is important is that you do not have to live in an architecturally outstanding home to include it in Open House. Everyone with a story to tell is welcome in the festival programme!


This year the Festival aims to include the wider range of properties and areas. The organisers welcome any kind of home or building in London – from rental homes, studio flats, and entire housing estates, to factories and faith spaces such as mosques and synagogues – any of them can be feature in the Open House. The only requirement is that there should be a story to tell about your home, workplace or neighbourhood. As our experience shows there is a fascinating story attached to most of the homes or areas. The Open House Festival is a great opportunity to share these stories with others.

Open House is for all: whether you are curious to learn about a mega renovation, see trailblazing architecture, or simply take a look at what life is like in an undiscovered London neighbourhood.