Month: September 2012

Key to the City: Open House London 2012

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As well as being Olympic Year and Jubilee Year, 2012 sees the 20th anniversary of Open House London. The scheme offers visitors the chance to do more than peep through the keyhole of buildings normally inaccessible to the public and to actually step inside, explore and experience them for themselves. Despite living in this illustrious city for many a long year, I’d never taken advantage of this initiative, until this year. In two very different but equally enjoyable visits, I went inside Richard Rogers’ iconic ‘Inside-Out’ building, Lloyds of London, and climbed the bell tower of St Mary’s Parish Church in Walthamstow. (more…)