Hounslow’s hidden gems revealed during Open House London Festival

Fancy taking a behind-the-scenes tour of some amazing buildings in and around London, or discovering some fantastic urban landscapes?

Published: Tuesday, 31st August 2021

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This annual festival opens many of London’s visitor attractions for nine whole days - and is completely free to attend.

The 30th Open House Festival runs from 4 – 12 September across the whole of London’s 33 boroughs and is a celebration of the capital’s architecture and urban design. 

With 365,000 visits in a single weekend, the Open House Festival is the largest celebration of urban landscape in the world, so ensure you don’t miss out by pre-booking your tickets!

The Festival will cover the whole Borough, with 21 openings including guided tours and walks in Feltham, Isleworth, Brentford and Bedfont Park and special buildings welcoming visitors. New events are popping up at the Musical Museum, the London Museum of Water & Steam and Kempton’s Steam Museum. Hogarth’s House is hosting a tour of its new Studio & Garden, Chiswick House has free access to the Summer Parlour and there are history walks in Boston Manor Park.

The Festival will also have an art strand, with local artists exhibiting at The Event Space, a collage exhibition on ‘Dreamings’ in Gunnersbury, and the art studio at The Old Stables in Brentford all being open for visitors. Please see the full listings online.

Cllr Chaudhary, Cabinet Member for Leisure Services, said: “It’s great to see that Open House London is returning this year to show-off Hounslow’s cultural sites. We are very lucky that these sites are so accessible and I’m urging residents to explore the hidden treasures on their doorstep this September."

COVID-safety will be taken into consideration, with each event taking on its own measures including limiting visitor numbers.

For information on this and other activities to get involved with in September, visit the new InHounslow website.

InHounslow is an online portal where residents and visitors can explore the most exciting and interesting spots the Borough has to offer.

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