Open House Update
In its 20th year Open House London has run into another difficulty: Croydon has withdrawn from the event because it can't afford the £4,000 fee Open House charges each borough to take part. The Tory-run council doesn't regard it as worthwhile giving the public free access to its 10 buildings of architectural interest (CLICK). Shame it didn't make up its mind earlier. Open House London takes place this coming weekend (CLICK). The good news is that most of its buildings will be open. Shirley Windmill, one of the last windmills to be built in the UK, will be open (CLICK).