Open City is a charity promoting ‘people first’ cities with a year-round programme of events and initiatives serving the public, the education sector and the construction industry.

Open City
18 Ensign Street, London E1 8JD
London

Open City


Open City
Fantasic For Families

Open City is a charity promoting ‘people first’ cities with a year-round programme of events and initiatives serving the public, the education sector and the construction industry.

Our learning programmes for families, schools, and communities use the city and its buildings to explore big ideas in fun, creative ways in order to help children to notice and shape their built environment. 

Most recently, we've created a series of at-home creative activities, developed in collaboration with Celebrating Architecture for families stuck at home over lockdown. We are hoping to continue this strong online presence to invite more young audiences into architecture, and will also be running some in person outdoor events as part of Open House Families this year over 19/20 September.

Find us at...

  • Open City
  • 18 Ensign Street
  • London
  • E1 8JD

Our family-friendly offer

Our learning programmes for families, schools, and communities use the city and its buildings, infrastructure and public landscape to explore big ideas with a fun, child-friendly approach.


Accessibility

 We endeavour to make our online activities accessible for families who don't necessarily have access to fancy materials by creating activities that can be completed using simple household materials.


Our Online Events

  • FREE

    Open House Families - 'Junkitecture goes Inside-Out' with Celebrating Architecture

    19-Sep-2020 09:00 AM - 27-Sep-2020

    Enter this exclusive Open House Families Junkitecture challenge inspired by the Lloyds and ‘Cheesegrater’ buildings to create your own building, structure, or even robot using recycled and...

    4 - 13 years
    9/19/2020 9:00:00 AM 9/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

    Open City is a charity promoting ‘people first’ cities with a year-round programme of events and initiatives serving the public, the education sector and the construction industry.

    Open House Families - 'Junkitecture goes Inside-Out' with Celebrating Architecture
    , E1 8JD
  • FREE

    Open House Families -'The Desktop City' digital downloadable activity with BDP

    20-Sep-2020 09:00 AM - 27-Sep-2020

    In this digital activity designed by architects from BDP, draw your own desktop city using everyday household items and your imagination!

    6 - 13 years
    9/20/2020 9:00:00 AM 9/27/2020 12:00:00 AM

    Open City is a charity promoting ‘people first’ cities with a year-round programme of events and initiatives serving the public, the education sector and the construction industry.

    Open House Families -'The Desktop City' digital downloadable activity with BDP
    , E1 8JD

Our At-Home Activities

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