Buildings in Brent will take part in Open House London this weekend

South Kilburn Studios

South Kilburn Studios - Credit: Archant

The best of Brent’s architecture will line up alongside some of the capital’s most famous landmarks as this year’s Open House London gets under way this weekend.

Brent Civic Centre in Wembley

Brent Civic Centre in Wembley - Credit: Archant

Neasden’s exquisite BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Temple, the Brent Civic Centre in Wembley, and South Kilburn Studios are among more than 800 buildings opening their doors across London today and tomorrow.

Zog House

Zog House - Credit: Archant

The 21st Open House London event, themed as “celebrating architecture, people and place”, will give visitors a chance to see, explore and learn about some of Brent’s spectacular buildings.

Watling Place

Watling Place - Credit: Archant

It aims to focus on issues relevant to the capital’s communities, explore how the built environment is evolving and to highlight how contemporary design is revitalising places to make London a more liveable, vibrant and enjoyable city.

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BAPS Shri Swaminaryan Mandir Temple, Brentfield Road, Neasden

An exquisite Hindu temple hand carved in India before being assembled in London

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Saturday and Sunday: Tours on the hour 10am-4pm, last entry 3.30pm

Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley

The new state-of-the-art headquarters for Brent Council

Saturday: Regular tours from 10am-5pm

Capital City Academy, Doyle Gardens, Willesden

A school in a building made of glass and stainless steel

Saturday: Regular tours from 10am -2pm

Harmony Children’s Centre, Bridge Road, Harlesden

Four connected pavilions housing office space, public halls and a nursery

Saturday: Tours from 9am-5pm

Rauch Ministries Christian Centre, Kilburn High Road, Kilburn

Former cinema with a Renaissance style interior and an original Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ

Saturday: Open from 10am-5pm

South Kilburn Studios, 2a Canterbury Road, Kilburn

See the transformation of a disused building into a series of studio spaces

Saturday and Sunday: Tours on the hour from 1pm-5pm

The Tin Tabernacle/Cambridge Hall, 12-16 Cambridge Avenue, Kilburn

An 1860s corrugated iron chapel transformed into a ship

Saturday and Sunday: Half-hourly tours from 1pm-5pm, last tour 4pm

Underground Bunker, Brook Road, Neasden

Used by Winston Churchill and his Cabinet during the Second World War

Saturday: Tours from 8.30am-5pm, email to book

Watling Place, Albert Road, Kilburn

A building with interlinking blocks in concertina form

Saturday: Tours and discussions from 10am-4pm

Zog House, 1a Donaldson Road, Kilburn

A prototype of 21st century living

Saturday: Half-hourly tours until 12.30pm, email to book

Roe Green Village, Roe Lane, Kilbuen

Housing built for AirCo employees, influenced by the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Sunday: Meet historian Peter Cormack at 11am or 3pm at Village Green