Four splendid visits on Open House London weekend

open-house-londonFor places and properties requiring booking for Open House London weekend, I signally failed to book us into any. There were still plenty of places to visit without booking. Here’s where we went – the first two on Saturday, and the second two on Sunday.

  • Spring Grove House in Isleworth. A Grade II- listed late Victorian house, once the home of eminent botanist Sir Joseph Banks. Now part of West Thames College, and only open to the public once a year for Open House London.
  • Osterley Park House, again in Isleworth. A Grade I listed house designed by Robert Adam. Being National Trust members we’ve visited most of their properties in southern England, though surprisingly not here.
  • Bevis Marks Synagogue in EC3 in the City of London. The oldest synagogue in Britain, being in continuous use since 1701.
  • Custom House in the City of London, located on the banks of the River Thames near the Tower of London. Once the Home of HM Customs & Excise, now HM Revenue & Customs.

I feel sure you’ll know what to expect in the coming days – a report on each.

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