Little Green Street – London NW5, 19 September 2009

I’m sure most of you are familiar with Open House.

Open House London enables ‘all Londoners to experience and learn about the capital’s most interesting and significant architecture‘… and this means that you and me have (free) access to some of London’s most amazing, interesting and historical buildings…. for one weekend only.

The event, held each September, is growing in popularity. Each year, the usual buildings are on the list… but every now and then, new gems pop up on the list and Little Green Street is definitely one of those.

Little Green Street is one of the last intact Georgian streets in London. I came across the listing by chance. I have an interest in Georgian architecture so the listing caught my eye.

This small street is delightful. We had access to six of the houses, if I remember correctly. Each with period features, quirky corners and lovely gardens. A couple of the houses have modern conversions, which show that you can blend old and new tastefully.

Little Green Street, London NW5   Little Green Street garden

I don’t know how I’d feel about opening my house to strangers for the day, but the residents seemed more than happy to chat about their homes. They all seem to know each other well. Quite a friendly bunch of people really.

No 7 Little Green Street

Open House London comes to Little Green Street   Another view of Little Green Street

It’s discoveries like this which make you fall in love with London over and over again…

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