Open House London 2019

17 September 2019

Written by: Open House

Arts, culture and events - Housing and planning

Lambeth’s Cheviot Gardens, combining independent living homes for older people with access to 24-hour care, has been highlighted as one of 800+ great buildings in London for Open House weekend

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Open House London 2019

Open House London is the world’s largest architecture festival, giving free public access to 800+ buildings, walks, talks and tours over the weekend of 21 and 22 September.

Cheviot Gardens – modern retirement living

This year’s Open House theme is ‘social’:  social infrastructure, social communities, social housing. Lambeth participates with great buildings, old and new. This year we recommend a tour at Cheviot Gardens: take a sneaky peek at modern retirement living. The residents, the Architect and the team from Notting Hill Genesis will provide tours of this stunning scheme throughout the afternoon. See inside one of the 84 apartments designed for later life, the lounges, restaurant and café, chat to residents and hear about the flexible on site care which is enabling people to live independently while also receiving care when they need it. The scheme is fully accessible.

Tour times

  • Cheviot Gardens, 36 Cheviot Rd, West Norwood London SE27 0SU.
  • Saturday 21 September 2019 1-5pm, last entry: 4.30pm

More Lambeth Open Houses

Lambeth buildings featured in Open House and open to the public on Saturday 21 September, Sunday 22, or both include:

  • Brixton Windmill
  • Christ Church, Streatham
  • Clapham Old Town and Venn Street
  • Lambeth Palace
  • Lambeth Town Hall
  • Morley College
  • National Theatre
  • Rambert
  • Streatham Space Project
  • The Beaufoy (Diamond Way Buddhist Centre)
  • The Clockworks
  • The Department Store
  • The Kia Oval
  • The South London Botanical Institute
  • Van Gogh House
  • Waterloo City Farm
  • West Norwood Cemetery
  • Wheatsheaf Community Hall

Visiting London’s best buildings

To plan your visit by borough, by theme, by architectural style, by period, see the Open City website or download the app as a mobile guide with details including:

  • images for every building and event
  • save favourites feature to plan your weekend
  • map of buildings near you
  • Open House special collections and highlights
  • filter results by day, architectural type and period

Car Free Day

Sunday 22 September is Car Free Day with closed roads all over London. Please plan ahead with Car Free Day Information