Open-City's 2016 Calendar of events

For 2016 we will be enhancing and developing our existing initiatives, but also creating a number of new ones. We hope that 2016 is also a year for experimentation and innovation with our many partners and supporters, providing a platform for continuing success into the future.

Our 2016 initiatives will include:

Accelerate into Univeristy!: Sept 2016 onwards
A mentor access programme for London state school students aged 16 to 17 from non-traditional backgrounds. With partners Make and UCL/The Bartlett, it will provide mentoring and skills for those who wish to pursue a career in architecture.

Green Sky Thinking: 25-29 April
Mapping the capital’s sustainable communities through on-site talks, tours, workshops and other activities providing an accessible platform for understanding how a sustainable city could evolve
and what lessons are being learned

Archikids Festival: 23-24 July
First ever architecture festival for children only, taking place in the City of London’s Square Mile as part of our child-friendly city initiative

Open House London 17 & 18 September
The capital’s greatest architectural showcase and the only truly citywide celebration of the buildings, places and neighbourhoods where we live and work.

Year-round London Architecture Tours
Discover London with Open-City London Architecture Tours, exploring the architecture, design and urban context of London. Tours include:
- Architecture on the Thames
- Architecture on your Bike
- Dogs for Architecture!
- Walking tours
- An Evening With...
- Photography Tours

Open-City News

Our new-look Open House London 2016 guide is here! Order your copy here and start planning your Open House weekend

Young Londoners say 'It's My City Too!"
Read the manifesto we presented to mayoral candidates in the lead up to the mayoral election...

Thank you for joining us for another successful Green Sky Thinking Week, we are working on collating the impact in a report which will be published soon.
Read more about the 2016 programme here...

Hear what Accelerate! students have to say about our pioneering architecture mentoring programme
Watch the video... 



The changing face of London


Read about all our pioneering programmes designed for people to learn about and advocate for the value of good design through first-hand experience


Regular polls, surveys and research into Londoners' attitudes towards design quality and built environment issues


Find out how Open-City provides independent advice and support to communities