Open House London gives us a glimpse inside Battersea's hidden architectural gems

News at Eden Harper | 10/10/2018


A recent event, Open House London, has given us a glimpse inside some of Battersea’s architectural gems – buildings which are usually closed to the public.

Open House London, which took place this year on 21st and 22nd September, is the capital’s biggest architecture festival.

The event gives people the opportunity to see inside hidden locations and buildings of architectural interest. Over the Open House weekend, more than 800 buildings opened their doors to the public, and Wandsworth Borough Council has shared some of the images on its website.

The Battersea buildings which featured as part of Open House London include the Grand Hall in Battersea Art Centre, which has recently undergone a major refurbishment following a fire in 2015 which devastated the building (see our blog article about the Battersea Art Centre being back in business).

Also included is the Emanuel School on Battersea Rise. A school has operated on the site since 1883, but prior to that the building served as an orphanage.

Some of the buildings from the RCA Battersea also made the event, as did Blackbook Winery, an urban winery in Battersea which has taken shape in a Victorian railway arch.

Battersea has more than its fair share of unique buildings, and if you missed this year’s Open House London, make sure to catch next year’s event. 

For further details – and to see inside these buildings in Battersea – click the link below:

Wandsworth Council

Alternatively, if you’re looking to sell or let property in the Battersea area, get in touch.

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