Open House Weekend London is the world’s largest annual architecture festival giving free public access to 800+ buildings, walks, talks and tours over one weekend. This year, the activities will be taking place on 22 and 23 September.
On Sunday 23 September you can help to celebrate Ferry Lane Estate’s 40th anniversary by paying it a visit. Considered high-density housing when built in 1978, the popular mix of houses and low-rise flats lies adjacent to the River Lee. Built originally by the Greater London Council, the estate transferred to Haringey Council in 1982 and is now managed by Homes for Haringey.
Ferry Lane Estate is popular with residents, boasts low crime rates, great transport links, and the environment is pleasant, with plenty of trees and open green spaces. There is a thriving residents association and residents come from all over the globe.
When the estate was built the site was a backwater, surrounded by partly derelict industrial land. Now it is on the edge of major redevelopment and a neighbour to the newly opened Walthamstow Wetlands.
The residents association has arranged three guided tours with an architecture researcher as part of the Open House Weekend. Bookings are not required. For further information on the Ferry Lane Estate tour, contact Lorna.firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07973426337.
Other activities in Tottenham include:
Bruce Castle Museum – 22 & 23 September, 1pm to 5pm
Grow Tottenham – 22 September, 10am – 9pm (tour at 4pm) & 23 September, 10am – 5pm
Hale Village – 22 September, tours at 10am, 11am
Markfield Beam Engine and House – 22 & 23 September, 11am – 5pm
Tottenham Green Conservation Area Walk – 23 September, 11am (meet outside Tottenham Town Hall)
Tottenham High Road Regeneration Tour – 22 September, 11am (meet at Seven Sisters station – outside exit 1)
Tottenham Town Hall – 22 September – 11am – 5pm
Tower Gardens Garden Suburb – 23 September – 10am – 4pm (5 Tower Gardens, N17 7PX)
For more information visit: https://openhouselondon.org.uk/about-us/