Members of the public will have the chance to visit a number of historic buildings in Croydon next month as part of the Open House London initiative.
The list of buildings that will be open to the public has just been announced. The Open House event takes place on September 19 and 20. In total, 700 buildings throughout the London area will be open on those dates. The scheme is designed to give people access to buildings that are not normally open to the public.
Local councillor Timothy Godfrey welcomed the news that the local council agreed to take part in the scheme. He said that it was the ideal opportunity to show a hidden side to Croydon.
Visitors will be able to see the Whitgift Almshouses, Bernard Weatherill House, and Shirley Windmill as part of the scheme. In addition, the council will run a number of guided tours to promote their Connect Croydon scheme and show off some of the amazing architecture that Croydon has to offer.
Other buildings that are taking part in the programme include Airport House, Fairfield Halls, Croydon Town Hall and Clocktower, Old Palace, The Seven Hills of Croydon, Thornton Heath Library, The Stanley Halls, Whitehorse Manor Infant and Junior Schools, and the Ruskin Square site.
Those who are interested in taking part can find out more about the initiative and reserve a place on one of the guided tours by clicking here.
Do you plan to take part in Open House London? Which buildings are you looking forward to seeing?