Pocket London Tours Subscription

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With Open City's Pocket London Tours subscription, receive engaging, incisively written and architecturally adventurous walking and cycling tours directly to your door each month.

The tours feature a wide range of authors, from veteran historians to established architects and emerging critics, each unlocking stories about compelling neighbourhoods across the capital. The maps are a high quality risograph print, and are delivered in a smart black string and washer envelope for safekeeping.

Published by Open City, the charity behind London's acclaimed Open House Festival, and featuring a wide range of authors from veteran historians to emerging critics, The Pocket London Tours allow you to explore the city on your own terms and at your own pace, tackling big themes while experiencing London's finest architecture. It is the perfect gift for any lover of London, or for someone getting to know the city and its architecture for the first time.

What's coming in 2022?

  • Charles Holland, most famous for designing the iconic A House for Essex with Grayson Perry as part of FAT, explores the Arts and Crafts movement in the inner city, with a cycling route from Soho to Chelsea.
  • What is the future of work? Maria Lisogorskaya, founding member of Turner Prize winning collective Assemble explores a variety of productive spaces through London's past, present, and future.
  • Siufan Adey and Amanda Maud take a forensic walk around Limehouse, uncovering traces of London's forgotten original Chinatown.
  • In the first ever retrospective of George Finch's work, Kate Macintosh considers his legacy and the context of socially engaged architecture today.
  • In the year after the Becontree Estate's centennial, Selasi Setufe, an architect working in the borough, considers the future.
  • Owen Hatherley, editor of The Alternative Guide to the London Boroughs evaluates Zaha Hadid's legacy in London – what was built, and what might have been?
  • And much more from writers including Neal Shasore, the new head of the London School of Architecture, the writer Douglas Murphy and academic Ruth Lang.

    Open City Friends

    Open City Friends receive a full 50% discount on all Pocket London Tours subscriptions as well as free access to audio versions of selected tours and discounts on tickets to live guided tours led by expert storytellers throughout the year.

    Already a Friend? You'll find your discount code on the Friends' Discounts page - be sure to enter it at Checkout.