It can be a real magical mystery tour around your own local area, with a fantastic and surprising range of artworks on show. You may discover artists demonstrating special techniques or offering hands-on making activities for the whole family – find out about the events and workshops taking place on this page. From working studios, garden sheds and front rooms you are guaranteed a warm reception and a great day out.
Don't forget this is also an excellent opportunity to buy art for your own home – buying directly from the artists rather than a gallery means you can enjoy artworks at very reasonable prices.
On this website you can browse through the artists taking part and plan your own personalised trail of houses to visit – just click the stars on your favourite listings and then select the 'Your Trail' tab to print out the details. You can also create a trail based on the area you want to visit – just type in a postcode and a list of nearby houses will appear.
You can collect printed guides specific to each local trail from libraries across the borough and other local venues. On the day of the event look out for posters in windows or balloon-festooned gates which will signpost an Open House. This year you can vote for your favourite Open House – the winner will receive free registration for next year's event – ask an artist for a feedback form on your visit. Enjoy!
Open Houses displaying the stairs symbol either do not have level access or present a steps challenge.
Most Open Houses are individual homes unlikely to be equipped with accessible toilets. However, accessible toilets can be found at participating public venues in each trail:
Battersea: Royal College of Art
Putney: Putney School of Art and Design, Putney Methodist Church and Putney Community Church
Southfields: Southfields Lawn Tennis Club
Tooting & Furzedown: Sprout Arts and Delta House Studios
Wandsworth Town: South Thames College and Acava Studios
If you would like assistance to create a trail that meets your access requirements, please contact email@example.com or 020 3959 0020.