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Lambeth’s architectural delights – Open House to all

Some of the borough’s most impressive architectural delights will open their doors to the public on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September 2010.

Lambeth is taking part in Open House weekend, the capital’s largest architectural showcase celebrating design excellence.

The weekend event, offers the chance to explore some of Lambeth’s most interesting buildings. These are among some of the most famous in London, including the Royal Festival Hall, Beefeater Distillery, Young Vic, London Eye and BFI IMAX.

Lambeth Town Hall will fling open its doors to help visitors find out more about the history of the building and the role of the council. An attractive history exhibition will be displayed at reception and local councillors will be offering guided tours of the town hall over the weekend.

Less well known buildings joining the event will offer an equally unique architectural experience, examples including Roots and Shoots, the Mulberry Centre, 1901 Arts Club and Pallman Court.

There will be public tours at all the buildings as well as art exhibitions and musical performances at some locations.

“Everyone, young or old, is invited to come along and see, experience and explore these building completely free of charge,” said Councillor Florence Nosegbe, Lambeth Council cabinet member for culture.

“Our borough has a wealth of glorious, interesting and off-beat buildings and this is the ideal opportunity to enjoy some of them.”

For more information about Open House events taking place in Lambeth visit www.lambeth.gov.uk/openhouse2010. Or, to order a programme for all Open House events taking place across London visit www.openhouse.org.uk.

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