Become a Friend of Open City

Regular price £6.00
Tax included.


As a Friend of Open City you will receive:

      • Friends-only ballots to balloted sites during the Open House London Festival
      • An Open City Friends key badge

      • A bespoke Open City commissioned art print from Lucinda Rogers

      • Discounts on products and tours in our shop

      • Early ad-free access to Open City’s weekly podcast

      • Free self-guided audio walking tours of London

      By donating £12 or £25 per month, you will also get additional free monthly walking tours across London, drawn from our exceptional public tours programme.

      As an Open City Friend your donations will help make London more open, accessible and equitable.

      • Your support will enable life-changing educational programmes for children and young people from under-represented communities
      • Your donations will support the Open House Festival, allowing tens of thousands of people access to places and conversations they are normally locked out of
      • Your contribution will help open up critical debate on the big issues that shape the urban landscape today by supporting Open City’s year-round programme of free podcasts, films and advocacy

      We also have a Friend of Open City Gift Box for a larger welcome gift at the start of the scheme. If you'd like to know more about the Friends scheme, its benefits and how we use your money, email or visit this page.

      With a little help from our friends...

      Here’s what we’ve accomplished during the pandemic thanks to the support of people like you.

      We’ve relaunched Accelerate, the only architecture course for teenagers from under-represented backgrounds.

      We staged the Open House Worldwide Festival, bringing together people from 40 cities around the globe for a 48 hour online programme

      We’ve made 33 films opening up buildings and landscapes across the city.

      We made a series of 16 model kits of iconic London buildings to make at home.

      We published the Alternative Guide to the London Boroughs – a print version of the Open House festival.

      We’ve created over 70 free design-led activities for children and families to download online.

      Open City Friends Rewards

      Every donation helps us, but if you can afford to contribute a little bit more it’ll make a huge difference. We’re happy to offer additional rewards for Open City Friends who sign up at the following levels:


      Open House Key badge and a limited edition print

      Aceess our annual Friends-only programme of events, tour and more

      50% off subscriptions to our Pocket London Guides

      10% off all products in our shop

      Special Access to the Open House Festival


      Everything from the £6/month tier, plus will also gain access to free monthly tours drawn from our exceptional public tours programme.


      Everything from the £12/month tier, plus special events throughout the year, named recognition within Open City publications and Christmas gift.