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Open House Festival 2023

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The University of London presents a set of exclusive in-person tours and an exhibition on the history of Senate House and Bloomsbury as part of Open House Festival 2023 on Saturday 9 September from 11am – 4pm. Open House London is the world’s largest architecture festival, giving free public access to 800+ buildings, with walks, talks and tours held over two weekends in September each year.  

Guided Tours  

Two sets of guided tours of the iconic Senate House and Senate House Library are available. Sign up for the tours on the day, tours are available on a first come, first served basis.

Senate House Guided Tours  

(Max. capacity: 20) 

11:00 – 11:45

12:00 – 12:45

13:00 – 13:45

14:00 – 14:45

15:00 – 15:45

Senate House Library Guided Tours 

(Max. capacity: 10) 

11:15 – 12:00 

12:15 – 13:00

13:15 – 14:00

14:15 – 15:00

15:15 – 16:00


Senate House Library Mini Exhibition 

A collection of books, sketches and photos will be displayed in Crush Hall. This exhibition showcases the history of Senate House, University of London, Bloomsbury and London.