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Open House London is the capital’s largest architectural showcase. Visitors can take a tour of the University of Westminster building (site of the original Polytechnic opened in 1838), discover the fascinating history of the Sports Hall, find the site of one of the first public swimming pools in London, learn the importance in cinematic history of the Old Cinema, and enjoy the elegant Fyvie Hall which features paintings by Delmar Banner.

Tours will be run on the hour between 10am and 3pm. Maximum 25 people per tour – places will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tours last approximately 1 hour. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the tour you wish to attend so you can register.

For more information on Open House London 2013 please visit

The University of Westminster is reviving the birthplace of Cinema at its Regent Street Headquarters, for more information about the project and our campaign see: