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Come and Explore the Old Town Hall this September

Image of the front of the Old Hampstead Town Hall, red brick with edwardian architectural features

We are delighted to announce that we will be taking part in this year’s Open House London – the world’s largest architecture festival, giving the public free access to 800+ buildings, walks, talks and tours. On the 21st and 22nd September, we are opening the Town Hall’s doors to the public and will be holding Town Hall Tours, a fantastic opportunity to take a look around and find out about the fascinating history and heritage of this beautiful building.

If you’re interested in attending and would like to book a space on the Town Hall Tours, please email Hayley Butler at


Tours will be at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on both the Saturday and Sunday.

There will be an opportunity to take a look around the building between 10am and 4pm – last entry will be a 3.15pm.


Toilets and disabled access. Please note there is no step-free access to the World War Two bunkers.

About the Old Town Hall and Wac Arts

The Old Hampstead Town Hall is a restored Grade II listed building of three architectural styles: Victorian Italianate (1877), Edwardian (1910) and a striking 20C extension. The grounds contain air raid shelters used during WWII as well as a beautiful Council Chamber and Imperial Staircase.

This year Wac Arts is celebrating 40 years of providing inclusive performing arts and media opportunities and the Old Town Hall is celebrating its 140th Birthday.

As part of the celebration, we have been exploring the Old Town Hall’s rich heritage of change-makers. You can find out more about the stories we have uncovered by visiting our Heritage page.