With more than 700 buildings in London opening their doors this weekend, choosing which to visit has never been harder. The AJ’s Richard Waite selects five which deserve to be top of everyone’s list
Trinity Laban Centre – Lewisham
The 2003 Stirling Prize winner. Quietly influential: a proper London building that strikes the right balance between glamour and grime
Creekside SE8 3DZ. Sunday tours at 11am, 12noon, 1pm only. Duration 45mins.
The Great Barn Harmondsworth – Hillingdon
The huge barn took 15 months to build and cost about £50 in 1427 money - the year it was completed
Manor Court, High Street, Harmondsworth UB7 0AQ. Sunday 10am-5pm
Alexandra Road estate – NW8
One of London’s last large-scale council housing schemes, Neave Brown’s Grade II* listed Modernist landmark is a gem.
Alexandra Estate Camden
Source: Steve Cadman
Meet: Tenants Hall, Langtry Walk/Rowley Way NW8 0SW
Saturday 10am-5pm. Half-hourly tours, duration 1.5 hours. Max 8 per tour.
Folds – Haringey
A very carefully calibrated interior makeover by rising stars Bureau de Change Architects. The scheme, with its pleated roof, was shortlisted this year for the AJ’s Small Projects Awards
10 Mount Pleasant Villas. Sunday 10am-1pm. Last entry 12.40pm
Foster and Partners’ offices – Wandsworth
The workplace of Britain’s biggest, most successful, most admired architect. See how the number one ranked AJ100 practice does it
Foster partners hester road
Riverside, 22 Hester Road SW11 4AN. Saturday 10am-5pm. Regular tours. Last entry 4.30pm.
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