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London Open House weekend - walks and tours - Park Royal area
London Open House weekend is on 21st and 22nd of September 2019
There hundreds of locations in and around London that are opening up their doors for people to come and see ... from recently built houses that have interesting architectural features to the largest of public buildings.
Acton has a number of places and activities. One area, just outside the CANForum area, that you might not have considered visiting is around Old Oak Common. You might think of it as just a light industrial area with nothing of interest to see but you would be very wrong.
There are quite a few activities spread across the weekend (so check carefully that the ones that you want to visit are happening on the day that you turn up).
A Taste of Park Royal
Departing from The Collective - Nash House, Old Oak Lane, NW10 6FF
Sat/Sun 10am (2 hours)
Discover the culinary delights of Park Royal with local history enthusiast Joanna Dudzinska. This tour will showcase the diverse range of food and drink on offer in London’s largest industrial park, including delights from the Space Shack and Kamil bakery. Please note that this tour will include visits to sites offering alcohol, and thus is not suitable for those under the age of 18 – please notify us of any food allergies
Carpets & Cakes
Sat/Sun 2pm (2 hours)
Walk created by Open City for the Open House programme.
Join local history enthusiast Joanna Dudzinska as we explore several of Park Royal’s iconic businesses: this will include a variety of bakeries based in the Acton business Centre, alongside the famous oriental carpet centre on Chandos Rd.
Other walks / tours
Art Deco Stations - taking an in depth look at the stations of Hanger Lane and Park Royal
Kensal Green Cemetery - the 72-acre site is inspired by the Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris and built in a neo classical style, being notable for its array of extravagant tombs and mausoleums.
another walking tour will be visiting The Collective, a co-living space by the Grand Union Canal, and the Wesley Estate, a network of Edwardian streets built by a local stationary entrepreneur.
More details and links are at https://openhouselondon.org.uk/exploring-opdc/
You can see the full list of events coverig the whole of London - including some walks around the Acton/Chiswick area and plenty of properties to visit in Ealing and Acton at https://openhouselondon.org.uk/ - where there are also mobile phone applications to help you select events and guide you to the locations.