by our RBG Correspondent In Woolwich
The Royal Borough of Greenwich celebrates the ancient and modern with Open House weekend - the annual event that opens up some of the capital’s most interesting buildings for free – taking place on 17 and 18 September.
More than 20 buildings and sites across the borough will be open to the public over the weekend. These range from well-known landmarks such as the Royal Naval College and Charlton House to private houses, schools and other buildings that are not normally open for visitors.
All entry is free and some of the locations will be offering tours throughout the weekend.
Councillor Denise Hyland, Leader of the Council, said: “Open House weekend celebrates both old and modern architecture and we have a such wealth of each in Royal Greenwich – from the world renowned Painted Hall and the ruins of the old Garrison Church or the quirky folly of Severndroog Castle to the Thames Barrier and our modern learning centres such as the Ravensbourne or University of Greenwich all add to the rich story of this amazing and unique borough.”
Locations in Royal Greenwich: Below is the full list of buildings that will be welcoming visitors over the weekend:
* Emirates Airline tour
* Greenwich Yacht Club
* Now Gallery and the Gateway Pavilions
* Ravensbourne College
* Trinity Hospital
* Greenwich Square
* John Roan School
* Old Royal Naval College
* Admiral's House
* King William Court
* Painted Hall, Chapel, Visitor Centre
* Queen Anne Court
* Queen Mary Court
* Royal Museums Greenwich: The Altazimuth Pavilion
* University of Greenwich
* Greenwich Heritage Centre
* Ruins of Garrison Church - RA Barracks
* Woolwich Arsenal Clock Tower
* Woolwich Town Hall
* Blackheath House
* Charlton House
* Greenwich Reach Swing Bridge
* The Progress Estate
* Severndroog Castle
* Thames Barrier and Information Centre
Not from the Royal Borough? The Visit Greenwich website has a host of information to help you plan your trip.