Behind Closed Doors

Mondays from 16 March, 10.30pm on LIVING CHANNEL

Once a year, something very special happens, as 5,000 landmark buildings in the UK declare ‘Open House’! Each September, the most amazing pieces of British architecture, engineering and heritage are opened up to the public. The main event and the focus of the series is the London Open House architecture event, which offers the chance to visit some very special buildings, many of which are usually closed to the public.

Presenter Charlie Luxton (Vertical City) travels the length and breadth of the UK to discover hidden gems- from the Bank of England to a top secret Second World War bunker used by Churchill; Gladstone’s St Deiniols library in Wales to the cutting edge life-saving research laboratories at Queen Mary’s university and the Victorian Crossness Pumping Station with original James Watt engines. It’s a once in a year opportunity to go Behind Closed Doors…