Search

Buildings across Barking and Dagenham open their doors as part of annual event

17:38 14 September 2012

The Granary in Barking is one of the buildings taking part in Open House London

The Granary in Barking is one of the buildings taking part in Open House London

©Tim Crocker 2011

There’s a chance to explore some of the borough’s oldest and newest architecture, from the historic Barking Abbey to the newly built Rivergate Centre, as part of an annual capital wide event.

There’s a chance to explore some of the borough’s oldest and newest architecture, from the historic Barking Abbey to the newly built Rivergate Centre, as part of an annual capital wide event.

Open House London, on September 22 and 23, will see more than 750 buildings across London throw open their doors to the public, many holding tours and talks.

There will also be a programme of neighbourhood walks and engineering and landscape tours.

Eighteen buildings and sites in Barking and Dagenham are taking part in the free two day event.

Among them are Eastbury Manor House, Lee Tunnel and Beckton sludge power generator, Closed Loop recycling plant, the newly renovated Victorian Granary building in Barking, the 1930s art deco Dagenham Civic Centre and the Barking Rivergate community centre which officially opened this week.

For more details visit londonopenhouse.org. See page 12 for information on a bus tour around the Becontree Estate, once the largest estate in the world.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

15:15
A woman was taken seriously unwell and died suddenly at Becontree Heath Leisure Centre earlier today

Leisure centre staff rushed to the aid of the woman who died yesterday after a gym workout, it has emerged.

5 minutes ago
A woman is afraid after receiving a letter from her abusive ex, sent from prison

A woman is fearing for her life after her abusive ex-partner managed to send her an intimidating letter from his prison cell.

13:48
The construction site in River road

Construction work on one of the capital’s biggest housing schemes has stopped after developers found asbestos in the ground.

Visitors enjoy a Ford video from the sixties

There was a chance to step back in time at a Valence House event on Saturday.

Most read news

Competitions

Get ready to take in the beautiful sights of London from above!

Are you always seeking unique ways to see your favourite city? This one is for you.

Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Barking and Dagenham Post e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder