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Open House weekend – September 17 &18

Open House London celebrates all that is best about the capital’s buildings, places and neighbourhoods. Every September, it gives a unique opportunity to get out and under the skin of London’s amazing architecture, with over 700 buildings of all kinds opening their doors to everyone – all for free. This year it takes place over the weekend of 17 and 18 September.

Here are the buildings and places open in Lewisham:

2 Ashmead Mews

2 Ashmead Mews, off Ashmead Road(between 40 & 42 Ashmead Road) SE8 4DS
Sat 11am-6pm.
Architect-led tours every hour, first come basis. Each tour to start with a talk: ‘Living Cities, Changing Rooms’ – a whistle-stop tour through evolving attitudes to the public and the private in our cities and homes. Last tour 5pm.

22 Weardale Road

22 Weardale RoadSE13 5QB
Sat 10am-5pm.
First come basis, queuing outside if necessary. Last entry 4.45pm.

Blackheath Quaker Meeting House

Lawn Terrace, Blackheath SE3 9LL
Sat 1pm-5pm.
First come basis. Last entry 4.45pm.

Boone’s Chapel

Lee High RoadSE13 5PH
Sat 12noon-5pm/Sun 12noon-5pm.
First come basis.

Connearn Studio

4 Friendly StreetSE8 4DT
Sat 10am-5pm/Sun 1pm-5pm.
Regular architect-led tours.

Contrasting Landscapes in Lewisham: Deptford Town Centre

Meet: Sat 10am at Eastern entrance of MargaretMcMillanPark, Watson Street/Idiona Street SE8 4AU
Sat 10am-11.30am.
Duration approx 1 Ú hours.

Contrasting Landscapes in Lewisham: Ladywell Fields

Meet: Sat 3pmat northern entrance of Ladywell Fields, Ladywell Road SE13 7XB
Sat 3pm-4.30pm.
Duration approx 1 Ú hours.
Contrasting Landscapes in Lewisham: Pepys Parks

Meet: Sat 12noon at base of AragonTower, George Beard Roadadjacent to the River ThamesSE8 3AJ
Sat 12noon-1.30pm.
Duration approx 1 Ú hours.

Crossways Sixth Form

Sprules Road, BrockleySE4 2NL
Sat 9am-4pm/Sun 9am-4pm.
Last entry 3.45pm.
Street-level view

End House

87a Manwood RoadSE4 1SA
Sat 9am-2.30pm.
First come basis, queuing outside if necessary. Last entry2.15pm.

Havelock Walk Studios

Havelock Walk SE23 3HG
Sat 12noon-6pm/Sun 12noon-6pm.
General access to studios. Architect-led tours of Glasshouse One 16 Havelock Walk Sun 12noon-6pm only, first come basis.

Horniman Museum

100 London RoadSE23 3PQ
Sat 10.30am-5.30pm/Sun 10.30am-5.30pm.
Sun tours at 2pm & 4pm, duration 30-45mins, sign up on the day or pre-book ONLY by email to 8291 8690.
Horniman Museum Gardens

100 London RdSE23 3PQ
Sat 2pm-4pm.
Tour led by Lanscape Architect, first come basis.

Lewisham Arthouse/Deptford Library

140 Lewisham WaySE14 6PD
Sun 1pm-5pm.
Tours every 15-20 mins. Small historical display and video screening. Last tour 4.45pm.
Manor House Gardens Ice House

ManorHouseGardens(Old Road) SE13 5SY
Sat 12noon-5pm/Sun 12noon-5pm.
Last entry 4.50pm.

Rushey Green Primary School

Culverley Road SE6 2LA
Sat 10am-5pm.
Regular tours, first come basis, Last entry 4.30pm.

SELCHP Energy Recovery Facility

Landmann Way, off Surrey Canal Road SE14 5RS
Sun 10am-4pm.
If disabled access required, please call 020 7394 4770 in advance. Last entry 3pm.
Spring Gardens

Ennersdale RoadSE13 6JQ
Sat 1pm-5pm.
No visitors under the age of 18. Last entry 4.30pm.

St Margaret’s Church & Churchyard

Lee Terrace (corner of Brandram Road) SE13 5DL
Sat 10.30am-5pm/Sun 12noon-5pm.

Stone House

281 Lewisham Way SE4 1XF
Sat 12noon-5pm/Sun 12noon-5pm.
Sat/Sun tours at 12noon, 1.15pm, 2.30pm, 3.45pm, 5pm, pre-book ONLY through Open House, please click on link below

The Capitol (formerly Forest Hill Cinema)

11-21 London RoadSE23 3TW
Sat 10am-5pm/Sun 10am-5pm.
Regular architectural tours including behind-the-scenes to largely untouched first floor area. Pre-book ONLY on 020 8291 8920. Last tour 4pm.

The Stephen Lawrence Centre

39 Brookmill RoadSE8 4HU
Sat 10am-3pm.
Tours at 11am, 1pm, first come basis, duration approx 1 hr.

Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance

Creekside SE8 3DZ
Sat 3pm-5pm/Sun 12noon-5pm.
Tours Sat 3pm, 4pm and Sun 12noon, 1pm, 2pm, pre-book ONLY by email to

Walter Segal self-build house with eco-refurbishment

8 Walters Way, Honor Oak Park SE23 3LH
Sun 1pm-6pm.
Regular tours, first come basis. Videos of Segal buildings and self-build showing. Last entry 5.45pm.


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