LONDON OPEN HOUSE TOUR (Free Entry to all buildings) - SATURDAY (21.09.13)

  • September 21, 2013 · 12:30 PM
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TODAY IS A DREAM DAY for those who love ART, ARCHITECTURE, TREASURES and HISTORY.

Once a year, every September, many buildings in London which are not normally open to the public,throw open their doors for everyone to visit the art and treasures inside. Open House weekend provides a rare insight into many old and fabulous buildings in London. If you love London, its buildings, its history and/or architecture then this is your weekend. This event effectively provides a tour of several of those buildings.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.

WE WILL AVOID THE SUPER QUEUES FOR THE OBVIOUS BUILDINGS AND INSTEAD SEEK OUT THE LESSER KNOWN TREASURES !!

The City of London is famous for its many beautiful buildings. This afternoon, Saturday, we will visit and view a few of them and also a couple on the Southbank.

Meet at the Guildhall, Gresham Street at 12.30pm and will focus on buildings in the City and the Southbank.

Please note that if you want to visit the Guildhall itself in detail (and I would recommend it) be sure to arrive early, even well before the 12.30pm start time, to give yourself enough time to look around as we aim to LEAVE the Guildhall sharply at 1.30 pm.



FINAL ITINERARY (intended to be flexible regarding subsequent timings) is as follows;

12.30PM till 5:30PM)

1) GUILDHALL (pictured)

2) VINTNER'S HALL

3) CITY of LONDON SCHOOL

4) UNILEVER HOUSE

5a) WINCHESTER HOUSE

or

5b) KIRKALDY TESTING WORKS

or

5c)JERWOOD SPACE 


If time permits we will try and take in all 3 i.e. 5a, 5b and 5c)

then finally (those that want to) can join us for a superb two course Thai Meal (£10) and Happy Hour Drinks (£2.50 each) or alternatively retire to a nearby bar for a quick drink and a well earned rest, to discuss some of the amazing buildings just seen.

However, please note that we may need to be flexible as the afternoon progresses, and there may be queuing for entry.

See the open-house website at www.openhouselondon.org.uk for a catalogue of buildings and fuller details.

All buildings listed are free to enter this weekend.

It may be sensible to bring or buy a sandwich and/or snacks and drinks to sustain you during the afternoon visits

Be prepared for a considerable amount of walking and a little queuing also, in order to gain entry into the more popular buildings.At about

 

KEN'S EVENTS also has a Facebook page and Twitter account. See http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events

 

 

and http://www.twitter.com/KenEvents/

 

 

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  • Mo

    Sorry I missed this...we were late! Will try again next year...

    October 1, 2013

  • ★Alexander★

    Danke schone Ken....... very good day!.....and ALSO... "Thank you Mr Hitler"!!!! :-)

    1 · September 22, 2013

  • Mai E D

    Thank you Ken for a great day, Open House tours, Thai silk meal and 80s music, superb organisation and great company today.

    September 22, 2013

  • Jeremy

    Very good indeed, and in great company

    September 21, 2013

  • Caroll

    Very interesting to see the variety of Open Houses.

    September 21, 2013

  • ★Alexander★

    We are gonna be at the Jerwood's place for an hour or more..tour takes an hour!

    September 21, 2013

    • Carol

      Thank you. I'm here xo

      September 21, 2013

  • Jan

    I was so looking forward to the Open House Tour but I now cannot go due to a sinus infection, I hope everyone has a great time.

    September 20, 2013

    • Susan

      Feel better...x

      1 · September 20, 2013

    • Jan

      Thanks Susan x

      September 21, 2013

  • Carol

    Ok so where is everyone

    September 21, 2013

    • ★Alexander★

      We are leaving Winchester place going Jerwood's place

      September 21, 2013

  • Carol

    I won't make it on time. I will meet you at Unilever House

    September 21, 2013

  • Esther

    Ok will do - will be at Liverpool st at 230 do good for quarter to

    September 21, 2013

  • Adrianap5

    Apologies I could not make it, one of my children has a cold. I would have loved to join this, it was my first event. Next time! Adriana

    September 21, 2013

  • Carol

    Just got to Liverpool Street. Will meet you at the next venue

    September 21, 2013

  • ★Alexander★

    We should be at the city of london school.... keep us posted about your journey

    September 21, 2013

  • Esther

    Ok... Just missed my train by a fraction which would have got me into the City for 230. So running 15 mins late. So if a kind soul could leave an indication on here of where you might be at 245 I'll try and catch up ...

    September 21, 2013

  • ★Alexander★

    We are leaving the Guildhall now ,going to the next venue Vintners Hall in cannon street.

    September 21, 2013

  • Janina

    I am going to be so late. Perhaps I can catch you at the next venue - Ken if you can update if you have chance what time you're moving to the next one I will try to meet you there. :-( hate tfl right now!

    September 21, 2013

  • sandra n

    Hi am at Guildhall in the main courtyard but can see no one from the Meet up or the flag...Ken are u here?

    September 21, 2013

  • Janina

    I am on my way but delayed because of tube/bus replacement! I will get to guildhall as quick as I can but likely 12.45 :-(

    September 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry Ken, I won't be able to make it today. Have a lovely day you All

    September 21, 2013

  • Laurent F.

    Got to Battersea Power Station at 10.45, queue was already over a mile long. With no toilets/food & drink places close by. I'm not that desperate to see it!

    September 21, 2013

  • Vaij

    Sorry can't make it

    September 21, 2013

  • Anitha

    Sorry Ken, down with a severe cold. Next year I guess :-(

    September 21, 2013

  • Mai E D

    I plan to join at City of London school at 2.30.

    September 20, 2013

  • Simon L.

    Are we meeting at Guildhall at 12.30pm?I intend to visit Gherkin and Tower 42 buildings beforehand.Can,t make Sunday as i will be running in Aldershot road relays.

    September 15, 2013

    • Ken

      Craig, you and others may be interested to know that we are visiting the Bank of England, Chartered Accountants Hall and Carpenters Hall during the morning on Ken's Events Extra. see link http://www.meetup.com...­

      1 · September 20, 2013

    • Craig

      Cheers Ken -

      September 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    New to London and interested in seeing the cities gems.

    September 20, 2013

  • Laurent F.

    Thanks Ken, very useful. See you Sat, I'm also doing the Shard having won a place through the ballot, I was most surprised!

    September 20, 2013

  • Laurent F.

    Are there approx times you'll arrive at 2nd and 3rd buildings? As I'm doing Battersea Power Station at 12. Also, can we take pix?

    September 11, 2013

    • Richard

      I'd like to visit BSP, decisions!

      September 14, 2013

    • Ken

      Laurent,Regarding the taking of pictures, I am sure that won't be a problem today. Regarding timings of 2nd and 3rd buildings I would recommend that you go to the City of London School and wait there until you see us at around 2.30pm.

      September 20, 2013

  • Esther

    Hi - wondered if there was an option to catch up with the group midway through the afternoon? ... Even if it's an update on whereabouts at 2pm on this forum?

    1 · September 19, 2013

    • Ken

      Hi Esther, I would recommend that you go to the City of London School and wait there until you see us around 2.30pm.

      September 20, 2013

  • Milady

    For those of us based in the East End of London - do be aware that the Central Line won't be operating from Bethnal Green to the 'burbs, so it's worth factoring in the additional travel time that this may incur.

    September 19, 2013

    • Geoff L.

      Thanks for the reminder

      September 19, 2013

  • Belinda f.

    Looking forward to this Open House feast. See you Saturday.

    September 19, 2013

  • john d.

    Have two tickets for Deloitte day at royal opera house Covent garden on sunday if any wants them they are free johnny co host kens events

    September 18, 2013

  • karen m.

    hey - really looking 4ward to this wk end!

    September 17, 2013

  • abu s.

    Yes i can attend.Abu Saud please supply your cell number. Abu Saud.

    September 16, 2013

    • Milady

      You'll recognise Ken from his picture and the Meetup flag, Abu. Be sure to be at The Guildhall on time - the group will be highly visible.

      September 16, 2013

  • Susan

    I've been wanting to do this...so looking forward. This may be a silly question...but how do I find the group? This will be my first event... Fingers crossed I shall get my but up early and go to the Gherkin first. Thanks very much.

    September 16, 2013

    • Jeremy

      As above, "Meet in the Guildhall Courtyard, look for the group with the Ken's Events/Meetup Flag (see picture of flag below). "

      September 16, 2013

  • Jay

    Hey Ken - are these the same buildings we did last year?

    August 15, 2013

    • Ken

      Jay;The itinerary is now finalised

      September 16, 2013

  • Katka

    Whoop whoop! :)

    September 11, 2013

  • Jeremy

    Having been last year with Ken to the Open House Weekend I can say that this is really interesting and I see Ken has changed some of the venues which is great.

    September 9, 2013

  • Sharon N

    Looking forward to it

    September 2, 2013

  • Milady

    I'll probably join the group late in the afternoon....anything planned for early Sunday morning?

    September 1, 2013

    • Milady

      Whoops - just seen the entry for Sunday! :)

      September 1, 2013

  • Angela

    Sorry, I can't make it as I am on duty at the Bermondsey Street Festival on that day.

    August 20, 2013

  • Jan

    This sounds like fun I will be coming.

    August 16, 2013

  • Robert

    Looks interesting.

    August 15, 2013

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