London Open House Weekend
Blimey O'Reilly - where does the time go? One minute the trees and shrubs are just beginning to make with the shoots and buds, and then two seconds (and a billion gallons of rain) later, it's practically Autumn. And one of the heralds of Autumn is almost upon us again - the wonderful Open House London takes place on 20 and 21 September. Open House is an annual event where you get to wander about inside buildings old and new, and often get to meet the architects and/or owners too. There's a huge range of buildings that participate, from small residential homes to full-on skyscrapers. Though unfortunately 30 St Mary Axe (also known as the Gherkin), pictured above, isn't one of them this year, which is a damn shame. You can get the full programme from the Open House online shop, either snailmailed to you or downloadable as a pdf. You may need to book for some events; and if you do, be sure to cancel your booking if you can't make it, otherwise they're going to ban you from all future events. Scary!