Every year some of London’s best- kept architectural secrets throw open their doors to the public as part of the Open House Weekend. These glorious, but normally private, interiors are testament to the best of modern British design.   Over the years, the London Skyline has been used as a source of inspiration for many of our designs from the exquisite London Skyline Panel of 2013 to the recently launched London Landmark Cushions.   In celebration of Open House, we run down a selection of our favourite London Landmarks which will be open to the public this weekend. Each landmark is taken from current and past LINLEY designs crafted in delicate marquetry inlay.  
Gherkin 2 30 St Mary Axe (The Gherkin Building) Designed by architects Norman Foster and Ken Shuttleworth, this 40 storey building was erected in 2003. The Gherkin Building has been featured on various LINLEY designs including the LINLEY London Box. Open House: Visit the Gherkin on Sunday to get a tour. Find out more here
   
The Shard Completed in 2013, the Shard, also known as the Shard of Glass was designed by Italian architect Renzo Piano. This depiction of the Shard can be found on the LINLEY Landmark Box. Open House: Pre-booked tours are available on Saturday. Learn more here      Shard
   
Tower 42 Tower 42 Formerly the National Westminster Tower, the 183 metre skyscraper was the design of Swiss-British architect Richard Seifert. To date, Tower 42 has been featured on the LINLEY London Skyline Panel. Open House: Tours take place on Saturday. Pre-booked only. Find out more here
 
One Canada Square Located in Canary Wharf, the design and shape of One Canada Square by architect Cesar Pelli was based on the World Financial Centre, New York and Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben). Another building found on the LINLEY London Skyline Panel launched in 2013, One Canada Square can be seen in the far distance. Open House: Tours between 10am and 5pm. Pre-booking necessary. Find out more here.         One Canada Square
 

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