Colonial Histories

Exploring London's Building to highlight aspects of our colonial past

All buildings tell stories. Stories about the values and aspirations of the societies which created them are etched into the facades of our streets. Yet some stories are harder to read than others. Hidden beneath the surface of many buildings in London are incredible and sometimes bitter stories of Britain's colonial history. For Open House 2020, we're embarking on a long term project to tease out and reveal the hidden colonial histories of the architecture we celebrate in the festival.