Hounslow shows off the best of its heritage for Open House weekend

Hounslow shows off the best of its heritage for Open House weekend

Published: Friday, 15th September 2017

Picture of the Rose Duffy Room in Boston Manor House

Hounslow shows off the best of its heritage for Open House weekend

The very best of Hounslow’s historic buildings can be seen for free this weekend, as part of Open House 2017.
Thanks to funding from Hounslow Council which supports the event through its leisure and culture services, a number of buildings and sites in the borough are accessible to everyone on Saturday 17 September and Sunday 18 September with the chance of tours in some places.

Open House, now in its 25th year, is an annual event, aimed at further enhancing London’s rich history, including architecture from across the centuries.
Properties of interest in Hounslow include: Boston Manor House, TW8 9JX,where there are tours available in the Jacobean three-storey manor house, which was built in 1623.

A number of parks and open spaces will also feature walking tours across the weekend.
Councillor Samia Chaudhary, Cabinet Member for Green Policy and Leisure, Hounslow Council, said: “The doors of some of our most beautiful and interesting historic houses are open for free this weekend, giving fantastic promotion to the wonderful heritage we have here to visitors as well as our residents.

“If you get the chance, go along to one of our houses or take in a tour of that place you have been meaning to get to for some time, but haven’t quite got around to, do so this weekend. There’s lot to see of which we’re very proud of in Hounslow and this is a great chance for many people to see just what remarkable places we have.”

For more information about Open House, visit www.openhouselondon.org.uk

Details will also be shared on Facebook www.facebook.com/pages/open-house and on Twitter @openhouselondon