The Open House app is your mobile guide and accompaniment to Open House Weekend (16 & 17 September 2017).

It includes opening details of every building and event in the programme as well as extensive factual information.


- images for every building and event
- ability to save favourites to plan your weekend
- view buildings nearby you on a map
- explore Open House special collections and highlights
- filter results by day, architectural type and period

What's New

Version 1.1.0

• Added ability to restrict searches to particular London borough(s).
• Numerous bugfixes and usability enhancements


NEW: Added ability to filter search by London borough(s)
NEW: Homepage map now displays 'no results' message if user has filtered out all results
NEW: Map page now displays 'no results' message if user has filtered out all results

CHANGE: 'View As List' button for homepage map now hidden if user has filtered out all results
CHANGE: 'View As List' button for map page now hidden if user has filtered out all results
CHANGE: 'View On Map' button for listings page now hidden if user has filtered out all results
CHANGE: 'View On Map' button for favourites page now hidden if there are no favourites
CHANGE: Homepage now scrolls to show map after user settings have been changed
CHANGE: Homepage map now shows more pins to start with
CHANGE: Fixed base location name now defaults to 'WC2' instead of 'Default'
CHANGE: Improved panning logic on homepage map
CHANGE: Carousel indicator now hidden if listing has only one image

FIX: Issue where map could pan oddly on map page after change in user settings
FIX: Issue where map page could fail to auto-load more pins after change in user settings
FIX: Issue where 'no results' message didn't always disappear if user settings changed whilst on listings page
FIX: Issue where 'no results' message didn't appear if performing a search direct from home page
FIX: 'No favourites' message on favourites page now appears if user removes all favourites whilst on the page
FIX: Issue where navigation stack could get incorrectly cleared the first time 'home' was pressed
FIX: Issue where favourites page wasn't always refreshing correctly on 'back'
FIX: 'Suggested buildings nearby' on listing detail page no longer shows if 'nearby' search return no results
FIX: Rare issues that could cause 'buildings nearby' not to refresh correctly on changes to user settings
FIX: Numerous issues that could cause map page not to auto-load pins when going back and forth to homepage
FIX: Workaround for issue in API where the same listing could appear on different 'pages'
FIX: iOS: Crash that could occur when a search was performed with no text (this should be impossible but some people seem to be managing it)!
FIX: iOS: Rare crash the could happen sometimes when rendering the searchbar
FIX: Issue where switch on location settings view wasn't always updating correctly
FIX: Issue where text on locations settings view wasn't always updating on quit/relaunch if fixed location set
FIX: Rare issue that could be caused by user changing location whilst in the middle of a multi-page listings request when 'current location' is set in user settings
FIX: Rare issue that caused image carousel to sometimes start at wrong index
FIX: Possible issues caused by listing having no images(?)
FIX: Issue where map page map would zoom out on first opening
FIX: Added booking links added for listings where booking is for general access rather than a timed event

Ratings and Reviews

2.9 out of 5

13 Ratings

13 Ratings



Very frustrated with the app. I couldn't get it to show me all the properties that are open. Switching between preferences (type of building, area etc) is not easy and means going into settings - often even that didn't work. When you click on a pin you can't see what day, never mind what times, the property is open so you have to click on the property and then click 'access', which is clumsy, time-consuming and not possible offline (e.g. When travelling between locations). It should be possible to easily switch to 'Saturday only' or 'Sunday only'. Nice link to google maps but all nearby properties should appear, not just favourite. And it's quite glitchy (I had to restart my phone twice to get it to work). Many improvements to be made for next year.

Better than main website


Main website is unusable and most of the links try to send you to Eventbrite but the events don't exist. Can't get onto the ballot pages and one I found with google search crashed my data when I hit submit. Worst technology yet for what is a great event. The previous apps have been better. Update: after new version release this app is much better and worked ok on the days for open house. A way of building a personal itinerary as well as favourites would be good next year please.

Great app for a great event


I like it that you can select the day when you want to go and it'll show you all the open houses around you (opened on that day). I wish I had found out earlier about this app.


Open City Architecture
78.7 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2017 Open City Architecture


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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