Tour buildings in Tower Hamlets rarely seen by the public as part of Open House London this weekend - all for free.

In a celebration of London’s buildings explore and learn about the city’s architecture and design between Saturday, September 19 and Sunday, September 20.

Within Tower Hamlets , among the many spaces opening up, will be One Canada Square, Crossrail’s 30 metre deep Mile End Shaft, Pennington Street Warehouses - the early C19 brick storage vaults for imported goods brought into the London Docks - and new housing development The Mint.

The weekend doesn’t just offer the chance to see inside more than 700 buildings across London but also to speak with planners, architects and engineers, raise money for charity and take part in family activities.

Open City founding director Victoria Thornton said: “In 2014, 87% of participants said the Open House annual event was the best way to see, explore and learn about the capitalʼs architecture.

“This year weʼre putting together a great programme of open buildings, walks, tours and talks taking in everything from award-winning contemporary homes to major regeneration areas.”

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