Open House London have this week announced the programme for this year’s event on the weekend of 17th and 18th September. You can order the catalogue from the site (£6.50, recommended), and this year they have introduced an iPhone app.
My tips for OHL are:
- If you’re only doing one day, probably go Saturday rather than Sunday. If anything like last year, some significant buildings open Saturday only.
- Start early. Last year I swanned into the Foreign Office early doors, by the time I got out there was a queue around the block. Secondly, time runs away with you, best to maximise this as much as possible.
- Plan your day and read the catalogue very carefully. Some items need to be pre-booked and others are open only one day (see above).
I thought about seeing who’d like to make up a group, but OHL doesn’t lend itself to this because most people have different “wants”, best to do it alone or with one or two like-minded friends or those who really don’t mind what they go to. However, it would be nice for anyone interested to hook up at a pub afterwards, late afternoon. I’m only doing Saturday this year, and I’m thinking The Anchor, a large riverside pub in Southwark with a great view of St Paul’s. Contact me or leave a comment if interested.