Pocket London Tours Subscription
With Open City's Pocket London Tours subscription, receive engaging, incisively written and architecturally adventurous walking and cycling tours unlocking compelling neighbourhoods across the capital delivered right to your door every month.
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.
A subscription to Pocket London Tours costs £35 for half a year of monthly tours (including postage and packaging) or just £60 for a full year. It is the perfect gift for any lover of London or someone getting to know the city and its architecture for the first time.
Upcoming tours include:
East London's pioneering social housing from the Boundary Estate to the Smithsons written by David Garrard
Estates of South London featuring the undersung female architects, Rosemary Stjernstedt, Magda Borowiecka and Kate Mactinosh written by Roz Peebles and Aidan Hall
- Thamesmead tour written by Owen Hatherley
- Islington architecture written by Neal Shasore, secretary of the Society of Architecture Historians of Great Britain
Chamberlin Powell and Bon's The Barbican and Golden Lane Estate written by Phineas Harper
The bold and brilliant architecture of Croyon written by Katrina Navickas
Modern Elephant and Kennington from Goldfinger to the Brandon Estate written by Catherine Croft
Radical Camden including Neave Brown, and Benson & Forsyth written by Roz Peebles and Aidan Hall
Radical housing of West London from Peabody to the World's End Estate written by Roz Peebles and Aidan Hall
- And many more!
For new subscription orders placed in 2020, the first printed tour will be dispatched in the week commencing 11th January, with a new instalment following every month. The first maps sent will be our South and East London printed guides.
Open City Friends
Please note, Open City Friends can get a full 50% discount on all Pocket London Tours subscriptions and free access to audio versions of selected tours as well as discounts on tickets to live guided tours led by expert storytellers throughout the year.