London Buddhist Centre
Located on Roman Road, the London Buddhist Centre used to be a fire station when it first opened in 1888. Nowadays its Victorian red-brick building is home not to fire engines but beautiful murals and ornate shrine rooms complete with Buddha figures and paintings.
Sunday 10am – 5pm
51 Roman Road, E2 0HU, London
Designed by Arthur Blomfield in 1891 (who also designed the Royal College of Music among others), Oxford House was the first “University Settlement”, allowing students from the University of Oxford to interact with urban London. Nowadays Oxford House is a community and arts centre, containing a theatre and a beautiful Victorian chapel. Oxford House is also just opposite a Pocket Park which was opened in 2014.
Saturday 10am – 5pm
Derbyshire Street, E2 6HG, London
Located on the corner of Coventry Road and Witan Street just off Cambridge Heath Road, Mint Street is a beautiful new housing development of 67 flats. The project calls itself a 21st-century reinterpretation of the traditional mansion block, standing tall amid the hustle and bustle of the railways next door.
Saturday 10am – 1pm
corner of Coventry Road and Witan Street, E2 6JL, London
A modern, redesigned maisonette within a concrete block of maisonettes designed in the 1950s by Sir Denys Lasdun, who also designed the Royal National Theatre on the South Bank.
Sunday 11am – 5pm
7 Trevelyan House, Morpeth Street, E2 0PY, London
Visit http://www.openhouselondon.org.uk/towerhamlets to see all the buildings in Tower Hamlets taking part in the festival, as well as opening times.
-By Abdul Huson