Open House London

Open House is a free event that provides an opportunity to celebrate and explore architecture and design in more than 800 buildings, walks, talks and tours across London.

In 2019 OPDC partnered with Open City for a second year to celebrate what really makes Old Oak and Park Royal a ‘Great Place, In the Making’, by showcasing the unique culture, creativity and heritage that lies there. 

This collaboration with Open City helps to highlight the diversity of activity that takes place in Park Royal and assist in building sense of place and a sense of pride among local people. 

The Open House programme included a range of walking tours and activities over the weekend, along with buildings to visit. The 2019 list included: ArtWest Open Studios, Ace Cafe, Park Royal Fire Station, John Lewis and Partners Delivery Hub and the Old Torpedo Factory. 

Getting involved

Open House has numerous different activities, walking tours and buildings to explore in Old Oak and Park Royal. If you’d be interested in volunteering at next year’s Open House or opening a building to the public for the weekend, get in touch.

Key Dates

  • This annual event runs over one weekend in September. 


This is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England as part of the Great Place Scheme. In March 2017, OPDC was awarded a grant of almost £1.5 million to deliver The Great Place Scheme, an ambitious and community-focused three-year programme of activities, events and projects.


Project Team

OPDC leads: 

Grace Williams – Great Place Scheme Programme Manager 
Sid Patrick – Great Place Scheme Project Support Officer   
Priya Jethwa – Arts in Industry Community Organiser

Key partners and stakeholders: Open City, ARTification, The Collective, Old Oak Community Centre, Ace Cafe, The Sharks

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