The 19th and 20th September sees the now annual London Open House open doors to many places the public generally do not have access. For an overview of the event click here. Progressive Heritage has tried to save you the hard work of sifting through stand out schemes – here is the recommended shortlist:

The Coach House
2a Belsize Park Gardens NW3 4LA
Victorian house retrofit.
Pre-book only: www.superhomes.org.uk

Royal College of General Practitioners
30 Euston Square NW1 2FB
Grade II* listed building restored with Edwardian details
Pre-book via openhouse@rcgp.org.uk

St Pancras International
Euston Road N1C 4QP
Grade I listed where Barlow/Gilbert Scott meets Foster + Partners/Lansley
Pre-book via www.stpancras.com/events

St. Pancras

St. Pancras

Black and White Building
74 Rivington Street EC2A 3AY, Hackney
Victorian warehouse transformed to offices
by Buckley Gray Yeoman – click here for images

Clapton Girls’ Academy and Clapton Portico
Laura Place E5 0RB
Refurbished Edwardian buildings, by Jestico + Whiles – click here for more information.
Clapton Portico is Grade II listed and refurbished by Brady Mallalieu Architects – click here for more information;

Clapton Portico - photo credit Brady Mallalieu Architects

Clapton Portico
– photo credit Brady Mallalieu Architects

Hackney Empire
291 Mare Street E8 1EJ
Grade II* listed auditorium Edwardian theatre with refurbished interiors.
Pre-book www.hackneyempire.co.uk

Angel Building
407 St John Street EC1V 4AB, Islington
Refurbished office space by Alford Hall Monaghan Morris in 2010.

Angel Building

Angel Building

Ironmongery Row Baths
1 Norman Street EC1V 3AA
Grade II listed refurbishment (2010) by Tim Ronalds Architects – click here for images and information on the building

- Photo credit Tim Ronalds Architects

– Photo credit Tim Ronalds Architects

Trellick Tower
5 Golborne Road W10 5UT
Erno Goldfinger’s classic
Pre-book via www.trellick2015.eventbrite.co.uk

Trellick Tower

Trellick Tower

The Foundary – Social Justice Centre
17 Oval Way, Vauxhall SE11 5RR
Winner of the RIBA London Building of the Year Award 2015

The Foundary - photo credit AJ

The Foundary – photo credit AJ

Walter Segal Self-building House
5, 6, 8 & 10 Walters Way, Honor Oak Park SE23 3LH
Extended and sustainable features added 1987
These are a fascinating exercise in timber frame light-weight housing – sure to be a classic in architectural heritage

Royal College of Nursing
20 Cavendish Square W1G 0RN
A range of architectural styles from 1720s onwards.

Others that are always worth the effort for their distinctive heritage interiors and features:

Mansion House
A most stunning interior – and should not be missed!

Banqueting House (on Whitehall)
View from the scaffolding of conservation works in progress – I do love a work in progress!
Pre-book via Hannah.Matthews@hrp.org.uk

Home House
19, 20, 21 Portman Square W1H 6LW
For incredible Adam interiors.
Pre-book via openhouse@homehouse.co.uk

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