Friday 14 March 2014

Open-City - Westminster Abbey tour with Alan Stanton

Taking the ethos of ‘Sensing Spaces’ out into London we have been programming walks and tours embracing the idea of ‘Slow Architecture’. These tours, led by experts including Royal Academicians, offer unique opportunities to look afresh at the buildings and spaces around us.

Westminster Abbey with Alan Stanton RA - Saturday 22 March 10amJoin architect Alan Stanton of Stanton Williams Architects for a tour of Westminster Abbey, one of the most famous examples of Gothic architecture in the world. Dating back to 1042, the building has seen changes and additions over the centuries, starting life in Romanesque Style, rebuilt in Gothic style and most recently contributed to by Hawksmoor with Gothic Revival towers in the 18th century.

The Ismaili Centre with Owen Hopkins
Saturday 29 March 9.30am
Join Owen Hopkins, historian and writer, and Architecture Programme Manager at the Royal Academy for a tour of The Ismaili Centre, a sanctuary of calm amidst the bustle of the city. Find out more and book

More Open-City tours in March - book now!Greenwich Photography tour - 29 March 10am
Discover the panoramic vistas of Greenwich, vanishing points and lines of perspective described by Wren, Hawksmoor and mother nature. This tour, led by Grant Smith, acclaimed architectural photographer takes in 18C urban design, the finest of English Baroque architecture, green parks and the sweep of the Thames. Viewpoints high and low will give you an understanding of the importance of Greenwich in London's history and great opportunities for panoramic photographs of London.
Find out more and book

riversideWalking tour - London Riverside
29 March 10am 
Stephen Senior will lead this walking tour with an in-depth look at existing and proposed developments along the Thames embankments. Find out more and book

Join the Love Architecture Circle
Do you love getting involved with architecture events year-round? Join our Love Architecture Circle and get brilliant benefits, including tea for two at the Gherkin, two free places on tours, a copy of the Open House London book and guide, plus 15% discount on all tours and shop items. Click here or email Natalya Wells for more info.
About Open-City:Open-City is the capital's leading architecture organisation. Over the last 22 years it has grown from showcasing the capital’s architecture annually to research, training, advice and campaigns that impact on the whole city.

Open-City Corporate Sponsors: British Land
Derwent London
Elliott Wood
ING Media
Mott MacDonald
Near Pixel
Rocket Investments
Tim Brooks
Paul Carter
Keith Clarke
Tim Harris
Robin Hodges
Lord Howie of Troon
Richard Hughes
Alan Leibowitz
David Neilson
Julian Peddle
Aidan Rose
Pat Rose
Julie Taylor

Opening eyes, minds and doors - Become a benefactor in 2014Open-City, the charity behind Open House London weekend gives everyone the opportunity to discover and learn what makes great architecture. Those who share our passion can help us by joining our Individual Benefactor Scheme for £500.
To find out more and how to become a benefactor click here