Discover Brent like never before at this year’s Open House London weekend

18 September 2019

Councillor Hirani outside Neasden TempleExplore 14 of Brent’s finest cultural and social buildings at the annual Open House London weekend, which gives Londoners the opportunity to experience some of the city’s most artistic buildings for free.

This Saturday and Sunday, buildings will be opening their doors to offer tours and talks, giving visitors the opportunity to learn more about their history and heritage and celebrating everything which makes these places unique.

The theme of this year’s Open House London weekend is ‘social’ which is inspired by the growing influence of social media, the ongoing debate around social housing and the social spaces which populate London, such as parks, play areas and faith facilities which are all woven into our neighbourhoods.

Venues which aren’t always open to the public will become theirs to enjoy and Brent has a range to choose from. Whether you’re interested in architecture, impressive interiors or modern design, there is something here for everyone.

The venues participating in Brent are:

  • Ace Cafe London
  • BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir
  • Birch & Clay Refugio
  • Capital City Academy
  • Harvist Road Glazed Envelope
  • John Lewis and Partners OPDC
  • Park Royal Fire Station
  • Periscope House
  • The Granville
  • The Library at Willesden Green
  • The Tin Tabernacle/Cambridge Hall
  • Willesden Jewish Cemetery
  • Tour: Exploring Wembley Park: Guided Tours of the Neighbourhood
  • Tour: Roe Green Village

Brent Council’s Cabinet Member for Public Health, Culture and Leisure Cllr Krupesh Hirani, said:

“Open House London is a great way to shine a light on some of Brent’s cultural assets and gives Londoners a chance to learn more about what makes Brent so special.

“Next year we’ll be the London Borough of Culture and I’m keen to make Brent’s contribution to Open House London weekend even bigger to give people the chance to explore the stories that make our borough the most diverse and inclusive there is.”

Further information on each venue and booking information (if required) is available on the Open House London website or you can visit your local Library to pick up a guide with all the details you need.