Open House London is the capital’s greatest architectural showcase; a city-wide celebration of the buildings, places and neighbourhoods where we live, work and play. It provides the general public with the chance to explore hundreds of inspiring buildings for free, which this year includes The Royal Society in Carlton House Terrace and the Almeida Theatre in Islington. Please note that advance booking is required for some events – refer to the Open House London website for full details.
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The Royal Society – 6-9 Carlton House Terrace
Burrell Foley Fischer LLP have been responsible for major refurbishment of the Listed Grade 1 Nash designed town houses at 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, which form the headquarters of The Royal Society, the UK’s national science academy. The most recent phase of the refurbishment was works to the library to form The Royal Society Centre for the History of Science. Open House London includes access to a special 350th anniversary exhibition ‘The History of the Royal Society, 1660-2010’.
The Almeida Theatre
Built originally as reading rooms and a lecture hall in 1830s, it was renovated and opened as the Almeida Theatre in 1980. Development works designed by Burrell Foley Fischer LLP have included extending the backstage accommodation, the building of completely new foyer, bar and technical areas, new services installations and seating, and improved disabled access and acoustics. Open House London will include access to the front of house, stage area, dressing rooms and wardrobe department.