Open House 2019 Report
Welcome to our review of Open House London 2019. Here you will find all you need to know about this year’s edition of the world’s biggest architecture festival, from the top ten most visited buildings to a borough-by-borough guide charting press mentions and demographics.
This publication provides a snapshot of the weekend programme which this year saw the public visit over 800 buildings across all 33 London boroughs, making it the third time in a row now (and only the third time in its history) that every local authority has participated.
On the following pages we also share the size of our digital ‘footprint’, our presence in other words, online and on mobile phones, via our app, website and social media channels as well as the impact we make with our underground adverts (across the whole network) and our must-have printed programme guides.
And we take a closer look to at the success of our ‘social’ theme to the 7200-plus volunteers that made the weekend run smoothly.
None if this would have happened however without our industry partners, including this year’s programme sponsors and our year-round Open City supporters. Together with our core volunteers - and the Great British public, they make Open House happen every year.
Open House 2019 in Numbers
Buildings and walk/tours
Visits to buildings over the weekend
People in our online community (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and newsletter)
Participating London boroughs
Participating architectural practices
Volunteers during the weekend
“Thank you for a truly astonishing diversity of open places to visit. We have had access to architects offices, music studios and an amazing arts club. All of the people who showed us around were informative, charming and obviously proud of their -building. A fantastic opportunity, which I will take up again next year”