Open Houses London
Open Houses London gives you the chance to explore some of the capital’s most unusual and interesting buildings that are usually off-limits to the public. On the list are prestigious addresses such as 10 Downing Street and St Paul’s cathedral, but more interesting (if you ask us) are the lesser known places such as 133 Whitechapel High Street (pictured) a sensitive refurbishment of a 1930s style Art Deco building. Just look at those pastels! (16th -17th Sept).
Colour Run Brighton
Embrace your inner kid and chuck powder paint at your mates. Brighton’s Colour Run takes place on the 23rd of September and it’s a must for anyone who loves exercise and erm, colour. The colour runs from The Marina all the way down Madeira Drive and back again (arguably the best part of the seafront). Get cleaned up and head to Block on St James’s street afterwards for cocktails and tapas.
London Design Festival
London Design Festival is a city wide celebration of design, and it happens between 16th – 24th September. It’s massive (up to 400 different venues) so plan your visit here. We’re looking forward to 100% Design and Focus17 (pictured). Also The London Design Fair in Shoreditch where you’ll find some of our furniture in the My Warehouse Home apartment.
We’re always on the hunt for something a little bit different to do, and we found it by way of Skylight. The former carpark at Wapping’s fascinating Tobacco Dock has been turned into a lawned croquet and pétanque venue. Complete with mandatory street food and cocktails. Book court’s until the 16th September here.
Break bread with strangers in underground tunnels. Pop-up restaurant Conflict Cafe runs from 21st – 23rd September at The House Of Vans – a unique venue near London’s Waterloo. Syrian chefs from Ayam Zaman explore their country’s crisis through cuisine and celebrate the power of food to break down barriers and get people talking.