Islington’s architectural wonders open their doors to the public

Some of Islington’s most impressive properties open their doors to the public this weekend as Open House returns to London.

More than 30 interesting or architecturally significant buildings will be on show to all, free, on September 17-18.

Brand new developments like the Angel building, in St John Street, Islington, and Kings Place, in York Way, King’s Cross, will be on show, along with schools, museums, theatres and council houses, as well as historical properties such as the Priory Church of St John, Clerkenwell, which dates from the 12th century.

Open house is part of a London-wide exhibition giving people the chance to look around about 750 buildings across the capital.

, as well as neighbourhood walks, cycle tours, and talks.

The theme of this years event is “The Liveable City”, and organisers are running a photography competition for people who take snaps of the buildings.

The winners will have their pictures published as part of the Open House 2012 anniversary celebrations.

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