Crystal Palace Subway: much is written about the Palace, destroyed by fire in 1936. Less so about the station and the subway that was created to connect people to the Palace. A beautiful relic of the Victorian era ..a little away from the centre of London, but definitely worth the trip: photo credit @_rebeccajames
St Paul’s Cathedral: OpenHouseLondon allows access to the triforium level of the cathedral. Designed by Sir Christopher Wren, the library's collection was almost completely destroyed in the Great Fire of London. Wren's library chamber was restocked by the Commissioners for rebuilding St Paul's: they bought collections, including valuable Bibles and liturgical texts
The Guildhall: 605 year old facade, surviving the great fire of London and The Blitz. This has been the centre of City government since the Middle Ages. Underneath, the remains of a Roman amphitheatre. Photo Credit: @_zion_ 🔝🏆
Inside Woolwich Town Hall, a great example of civic architecture of the time belonging to the Classical tradition rather than the Gothic Revival favoured outside London.
Photo credit: @steven.maddison#OpenHouseLondon
Maughan Library: built shortly after a first that also destroyed the Palace of Westminster in 1834. This is London’s first fireproof building. Built to house record of the court. Now renovated to keep the fine university library. Photo Credit: @ottoberkeley 📷👌🏻🏆
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The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) was called the South Kensington Museum when it was first established in 1857. During the 19th century the Museum was open free of charge there days a week and the other three days there was a change of 6d! The museum itself covers approx 12.5 acres with 145 galleries and 4.5 million objects spanning 5,000 years of art from ancient to modern era. -
Photo credit @vagavibes👌😍
Winner of Open House London photo competition 2017 is : @reallondonphotos - taken at Angel Court. Mixing beautiful framing, architecture, lovely light and that human element 👌🏻🏆
Prize is drinks with a view; from the top of one of the Open House London sites. Thanks to all for your entries; this year has been especially hard to choose ..and in the following weeks we will continue to post the very best of your shots 🏆📷🙌🏻📐
London’s first skyscraper.
Considered radical and offensive when unveiled in 1929, this Grade I listed structure is now a marvel of Art Deco London. The former headquarters for London Underground, its hosts 14 stories of beautifully detailed offices, grand meetings rooms, and these stunning rooftops views.
Photo credit: @londonviewpoints#OpenHouseLondon
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Shaftesbury Theatre was designed by Bertie Crewe for two brothers, Walter and Frederick Melville and opened its sorts to a first production of The Three Musketeers in 1914. The theatre to date is still operational and currently performances by Motown The Musical -
Photo credit @chrisjdalton 👌😍
The City's seat of municipal government since 12C. Grade I listed, rare example of medieval civic architecture with post-war extensions and rebuilding.
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Photo credit: @louisetrundley