Open House London 2011 – TOURS 17th & 18th September

This is a free tour of some of Hackney’s best buildings and is highly recommended as many of the buildings are only open to the public on these two days. Hackney generally has around 20 historic and modern buildings open to visit, the tours are generally led by an Architect or someone who has knowledge of the building. Last year I visited Bridge Academy and Tomlinson Centre. Some buildings such as Hackney Empire will require queueing. This year’s list will be published soon and as soon as I get the list I will publish it here.
Some other buildings that have been opened in the past:
Stoke Newington School, Haggerston School, Hackney Town Hall, Rowe Lane, Shoreditch Town Hall, Graea Theatre, Sutton House, The Hothouse.
Bridge Academy Art Room by traxcitement


  1. The list of Open House buildings in Hackney that will be open are now on the Open House website I will get the full list uploaded here shortly; check for opening times. If you are visiting more than a couple of buildings it requires careful planning. 39 Parkholme Road Stoke Newington Town Hall Adelaide Wharf and Dalston Regeneration Walk require booking. 37 buildings will be open including Sutton House and The Hackney Empire (be prepared to queue for the Empire).”

  2. Here is the list of Hackney buildings that will be open during Open House London on Sept 17th/18th check Open House website for opening times:
    15 Grazebrook Road
    39 Parkholme Road Fully Booked!
    74 Amhurst Road
    Adelaide Wharf Fully Booked!
    Berger Primary School
    Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation 50 Hoxton Square
    Clapton Girls’ Technology College
    Dalston Regeneration Walk Fully Booked!
    East London Line tour
    Ed’s Shed/Sunken House 75a De Beauvoir Road
    Formation Architects Studios 41 Wenlock Road N1
    Graeae Theatre Company Bradbury Studios
    Growing Communities? Eco Classroom Allens Gardens
    corner of Bethune and Manor Roads N16 5BD
    Hackney Empire
    Hoxton Hall
    Kingsland Basin Moorings
    Lauriston Primary School Rutland Road E9 7JS
    Newington Green Unitarian Church
    Redevelopment & Renovation of St Mary of Eton Hackney Wick
    Rivington Place
    Round Chapel Lower Clapton Road
    Self-built Straw Bale Building Hackney City Farm
    Shoreditch Town Hall
    St Augustine’s Tower
    St Joseph’s Hospice Mare Street E8 4SA
    Stoke Newington School Clissold Road N16 9EX
    StokeNewington Town Hall Fully Booked!
    Sutton House The National Trust 2 & 4 Homerton High Street E9
    The Bridge Academy Hackney Laburnum Street E2 8BA
    The Building Exploratory 8 Orsman Road N1 5QJ
    The City Academy Hackney Homerton Row E9 6EA
    The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden 13 Dalston Lane E8
    The Redundant Architects Recreation Association Unit 2 Grosvenor Way Clapton E5
    Village Underground 54 Holywell Lane EC2A 3PQWell Street Surgery 28 Shore Road E9 7TA”

  3. Damn I missed it – all the spots are gone

  4. Keep checking as slots may become available this week as people cancel their booking; I’m hoping for Stoke Newington Town Hall.

  5. Addition to the Open House list:Restored Historic Almshouse at the Geffrye MuseumKingsland Road E2 8EASat 17th Sept 10am-5pm. Self-guided tours from 10.15am -12.15pm and 2pm – 4.15pm. Last entry 4.00pm. Max 16 at one time. B C d R TGrade I listed 18C almshouse restored to original condition. Richard Halsaul and Robert Burford/Branson Coates Architecture 1714/1998. Entry: almshouse, museum, gardens. NB. Disabled access to museum & gardens only.Overground: Hoxton; 67,149,242,243,394

  6. Stoke Newington Town Hall will now be open on Sunday for Tours only a few places left for 3pm get in quick they won’t last long!Link here… on the book online link”

  7. Damn missed it again :(this job thing gets in the way of Hackney things

  8. This is the first time I learned my studio will be having an open day on Saturday. Better have a bit of a tidy up… (and a word with whoever set this up!!)

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