London’s Open House Weekend 2004

Have you ever wondered about the buildings you pass every day? If so take the opportunity to visit over 500 buildings in the capital, many which are normally off limits to the public, during London Open House weekend on 18 and 19 September.

The annual event is organised by the architecture education charity London Open House. The event gives Londoners and visitors completely free access to a wide variety of fascinating buildings – ranging from historical houses to city banks, Art Deco cinemas to the latest in designer homes and even contemporary art and office spaces.

In Merton, ten intriguing buildings are open for public viewing including:
· The Buddhapadipa Temple, one of only two Thai temples outside Asia
· The Cannons, a 16th century restoration manor house with picturesque grounds containing a medieval carp pond, walled garden and Tudor dovecot.

A complete buildings guide is available by sending an A5 SAE (42p stamp) and a cheque for £2.50 (payable to London Open House) to PO Box 25361, London NW5 1GY.
For more information contact 09001 600 061 (60p per minute) or visit