October 6, 2014
With over 120 people signed up during the September weekend, the popularity for the architecture and history within The Northbank was overwhelming. Explorers travelled through time from Roman to Art Deco British spectacles along the Strand and Aldwych, weaving in and out of historical alleyways with a focus on Two Temple Place, a “hidden architectural gem” built by William Waldorf Astor in 1895. We also opened up St Mary le Strand which is celebrating its 300th anniversary this year, and St Clement Danes.
Awareness of Open House rocketed in 2013 due to the opening up of Battersea Power Station to the public and the enthusiasm seemed to roll on into 2014.
We are delighted with the wonderful feedback received from those that went on the tours as well as those that could not get their hands on the limited tickets. Therefore The Northbank BID team are now looking into how we might come back with similar tours on a regular basis.