Take A Look Inside Iconic Local Buildings This Weekend

As part of the Open House London Event

This weekend there’s a chance to peek inside iconic Wandsworth buildings as part of the Open House London event.

Now in its 22nd year, Open House London flings open the doors of buildings that are normally closed to the public.

This year’s theme is ‘revealing’, and will demonstrate the impact of buildings on people’s lives and the role of  architects and contemporary design in revitalising places and spaces.

Across the capital more than 800 buildings will open their doors, alongside a programme of free neighbourhood walks, engineering and landscape tours, cycle rides and experts’ talks.

Wandsworth buildings range from iconic venues such as the BAC, Pump House Gallery and the RCA Dyson Building, to schools, family homes and artists’ studios.

The Wandsworth buildings are:

  • The Engineer’s House on Battersea Gasholders site on Prince of Wales Drive. See the iconic gasholders up close alongside photographs of the site by artist Ben Murphy and artwork created by local students. 
  • Battersea Arts Centre Lavender Hill, Battersea. Designed and built as Battersea's Town Hall and home to BAC for the last 30 years.
  • Brandlehow Primary School, Brandlehow Road, Putney. A listed modern school by Erno Goldfinger.
  • Burntwood School, Burntwood Lane, Tooting. 
  • Clapham House, Battersea.  Award-winning transformation of Victorian family home, interweaving house and garden.
  • Emanuel School, Battersea Rise, Battersea. 
  • Foster Partners Studio, Riverside, 22 Hester Road, Battersea.
  • 7 The Old Laundry, Battersea. The conversion of a 20th century workhouse laundry building into a studio and residence for an artist and his family.
  • National Tennis Centre Sports Canopy, 100 Priory Lane, Roehampton.
  • New Covent Garden Flower Market - tour
  • Nine Elms Walk
  • Nine Elms: Riverlight, 1 Riverlight Quay.
  • Oily Cart Theatre Treehouse, Smallwood School Annexe, Smallwood Road, Tooting.
  • Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park.
  • Quaker Meeting House, 59 Wandsworth High Street.
  • King's Head Pub, 1 Roehampton High Street.
  • Roehampton University - Southlands Chapel, 80 Roehampton Lane.
  • Roehampton University - Parkstead House, Whitelands College, Holybourne Avenue.
  • Royal College of Art Dyson Building, 1 Hester Road, Battersea.
  • Skinner-Trevino House, 67 Santos Road, Putney.
  • St Mary's Church, Battersea Church Road.
  • The Emma Thornton Building at Finton House School, 169-171 Trinity Road, Tooting.
  • The Garden House, 163a Trinity Road, Tooting

 Opening times vary, and in some cases visits must be booked. For full details, visit www.openhouselondon.org.uk/wandsworth.

September 16, 2014