Last summer we wrote about Maggie’s Culture Crawl – a nocturnal romp across the city taking in cultural destinations, stunning architecture and venues not normally seen out of hours. This September – on the eve of Open House weekend – the charity walk is back and it’s being curated by the National Portrait Gallery’s outgoing Director Sandy Nairne. Starting at Paternoster Square in the early evening the walk will take in the Foreign Office, the Chelsea Physic Garden, Foster + Partners, the V&A, The Keeper’s House at the Royal Academy and Covent Garden’s market building with more cultural stops to be announced. And it’s all for a really fantastic cause – Maggie’s builds centres at specialist cancer hospitals across the UK (using world-class architects and garden designers including Dan Pearson) where they give support and advice to people with cancer as well as their families and friends. After ten years in London the Culture Crawl is also being rolled out to seven UK cities too – Oxford, Nottingham, Newcastle, Swansea, Cambridge, Edinburgh and Liverpool, where crawls will be held throughout September. So wherever you are you can take part in a Culture Crawl near you.

18 September 2015, 6.30pm
£40 registration fee
0300 123 1801
— Clare
8th July 2015