By David R Shanks, on 3 October 2011
Open House London is an annual event designed to showcase the city’s architectural treasures. This year UCL again opened its doors to become one of seven hundred properties that could be visited free of charge.
Regular tours took place around the cloisters overlooking the main quadrangle, taking in the Flaxman Gallery and Jeremy Bentham’s ‘auto-icon’. In addition, the Grant Museum, Strang Print Room and Petrie Museum extended their visiting hours.
As a recent graduate of the Architectural Diploma programme, I was looking forward to revisiting these spaces afresh, to learn about their history rather than simply scurrying through them to return library books or construct exhibitions.