Open House Haringey

Take a peek behind the scenes of some of the borough’s most interesting buildings as Haringey celebrates Open House London this weekend. 

A host of houses, churches and local landmarks will be open to visitors for the annual festival of architecture - haringey.gov.uk writes.

All participating properties will be free to enter, but some may require advance booking and some can only be enjoyed as part of a guided tour.

Cllr Bernice Vanier, Haringey Council Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Culture, said:

“The variety of venues on offer through Open House really shows what an architecturally diverse place Haringey is – from medieval church towers to modern family homes. I hope local residents will grab this chance to learn more about the fascinating buildings in the borough.”

Locations taking part include:

  • 101 Stapleton Hall Road, N4 4RH – a creatively remodelled and extended family home, with an open plan, light filled ground floor
  • 19 Mayfield Road, N8 9LL – a seamless transition between kitchen and garden, making them feel as one space
  • 6 Wood Lane, N6 5UB – a double-height ark floating above entrance bridge and masonry base, a smoker’s balcony and a semi-circular terrace
  • 639 High Road, N17 8AA – Grade II listed former gas showroom, damaged in the riots and now fully refurbished and managed by London Youth Support Trust as a local community enterprise centre
  • 27 Oxford Road, N4 3HA – rear extension with a sequence of uses defined by changes in ceiling pattern
  • A Kitchen on Wheels, 24 Dorest Road, N22 7SL – a modest Victoiran railway cottage remodelled to create flexible daytime rooms
  • Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palace Way, N22 7AY – tours of the world-famous landmark will focus on WWI, when the Palace was used as an internment camp.
  • Allison Road, N8 0AN – sensitive restoration and modern extension of a Victorian terraced home
  • Blue House Yard, 5 River Park Road, N22 7TB – A collection of new creative workspaces framed by a bright blue refurbished studio complex
  • Bruce Castle, Lordship Lane, N17 8NU – Tudor Manor House built for Sir William Compton in 1514 and a local museum since 1906.
  • Domino Houses, 95 Imperial Road, N22 8QQ – eight new monolithic black brick houses with a curving green roof and porthole windows
  • Furtherfield Gallery – McKenzie Pavilion, Finsbury Park, N4 2NQ – Named after landscape designer Alexander McKenzie, who produced plans for Finsbury Park, the pavilion by the boating pond, playground and Victorian flower garden first opened in 1869.
  • Green Rooms, 13-27 Station Road, N22 6UW – hotel in a striking Art Deco building. Clean modern lines, decaying ceiling fixtures, exposed brick and original marble.
  • Hale Village, N17 9NE – high density waterside development with green design features including biomass and green roofs.
  • Highgate School Chapel, Big School, Museum and Highgate Junior School, North Road, N6 4AY – three schools in one, founded by Sir Roger Cholmeley, Lord Chief Justice of England, in 1565
  • Lacey House, 11 Hermiston Avenue, N8 8NL – patterned red-brick extension to a Georgian terraced home
  • Markfield Beam Engine, Markfield Road, N15 4RB – Grade II listed Victorian industrial building with the original Wood Bros. beam pumping engine in site and the recently restored engine and engine house
  • Muswell Hill Walk, meet outside Muswell Hill Library, Queen’s Avenue, N10 3PE – tour of early and late Victorian, Edwardian and 1930s buildings
  • Omved Gardens Gallery, Townsend Yard, N6 5JF – exploring the possibilities of this forgotten piece of the city
  • St Augustine of Canterbury, corner of Archway Road and Langdon Park Road, N6 5BH – High Victorian church with early 20th century additions, fine Hunter organ, sculptured west front and stained glass
  • St Paul’s Harringay, Wightman Road, N4 1RW – extraordinary building based on a Mycenaean ‘megaron’ design
  • The Old Schoolhouse, 136 Tottenham Lane, N8 7EL – small early Victorian infant school, closed in 1934 and reopened in 1981 as Hornsey Historical Society HQ
  • Tottenham Green Conservation Area, meet outside Tottenham Town Hall, Town Hall Approach Road, N15 4RY – external tour of local buildings including Georgian homes; Jewish Hospital, High Cross Monument, housing developments and Bernie Grant Arts Centre
  • Tottenham High Road regeneration tour, Exit 1, Seven Sisters Station, N15 4RR – completed and planned public realm improvements and reuse of vacant sites along Tottenham High Road
  • Tottenham Town Hall, Town Hall Approach Road, N15 4RY – complete refurbishment of Grade II listed building, including grand foyer and Moselle Room, with restored Moorish-Jacobean style ceiling
  • Tower Gardens, 5 Tower Gardens Road, N17 7PX – one of the first garden suburbs in the world, with two-storey terraced cottages retaining decorative architectural features
  • Tower and Churchyard of St Mary’s Hornsey, High Street Hornsey, N8 7NT – Grade II* listed tower with restored chapel remaining from Medieval parish church. Tour includes crypt, ringing chamber and main roof

Full details for every Haringey location can be found on the Open House London website at https://openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/

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