Become a Friend of Open City

Regular price $8.00
Tax included.

As a thank you for your support, all friends receive:
  • An exclusive year-round programme of events and tours just for Open City Friends
  • Early access to select buildings during the Open House London Festival
  • Early ad-free access to Open City’s weekly podcast, The Londown
£12 or £25 Friends also get additional free monthly tours drawn from our exceptional public tours programme.

As a thank you to everyone who signs up, we will send you our Friends key badge and a limited-edition print by Lucinda Rogers.

Open City’s work is made possible thanks to the generous support of our Open City Friends, who share our belief that engagement with and conversations about the future of London and the urban landscape should not be open just to a privileged few, but to everyone.

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
By joining our community and you will be supporting engaging, propositional work about the future of London.

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.