While London gives you a behind-the-scenes look at some of the capital’s most amazing buildings and spaces this weekend with Open House London, we thought we’d give you a glimpse of some of our prized buildings, spaces and all things related…

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  • John Riddy, 'London (Bank) 2008' 2009

    John Riddy
    London (Bank) 2008 2009
    Archival pigment print on paper
    image: 720 x 930 mm
    Purchased 2009 John Riddy

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  • Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal), 'A View of Greenwich from the River' circa 1750-2

    Canaletto (Giovanni Antonio Canal)
    A View of Greenwich from the River circa 1750-2
    Oil on canvas
    unconfirmed: 591 x 940 mm
    Lent from a private collection 1997

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  • British School 18th century, 'Chelsea Hospital' after 1751

    British School 18th century
    Chelsea Hospital after 1751
    Oil on canvas
    support: 337 x 898 mm
    Presented by the Hon. Mrs Phillimore 1934

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  • William Roberts, 'Leadenhall Market' 1913

    William Roberts
    Leadenhall Market 1913
    Drawing on paper
    support: 587 x 470 mm
    Purchased 1963 The estate of William Roberts

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  • Oskar Kokoschka, 'Battersea Power Station (Chelsea Reach)' 1967

    Oskar Kokoschka
    Battersea Power Station (Chelsea Reach) 1967
    Black crayon on paper
    support: 652 x 766 mm
    Presented by Mrs Olda Kokoschka, the artist's widow 1990 The estate of Oscar Kokoschka

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  • Feliks Topolski, 'The Royal Academy: Private View Day' 1929

    Feliks Topolski
    The Royal Academy: Private View Day 1929
    Drawing and watercolour on paper
    support: 330 x 391 mm
    Purchased 1940 Tate

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  • Sir Muirhead Bone, 'The British Museum Reading Room, May 1907' 1907

    Sir Muirhead Bone
    The British Museum Reading Room, May 1907 1907
    Pencil and black chalk on paper
    support: 780 x 768 mm
    Presented by Sir Michael Sadler through the Art Fund 1931 The estate of Sir Muirhead Bone

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  • Frederick Mackenzie, 'The South Ambulatory, Westminster Abbey' 1811

    Frederick Mackenzie
    The South Ambulatory, Westminster Abbey 1811
    Watercolour on paper
    support: 784 x 616 mm
    Bequeathed by Leonard James Penna 1980

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  • Joseph Mallord William Turner, 'The Burning of the Houses of Parliament' 1834

    Joseph Mallord William Turner
    The Burning of the Houses of Parliament 1834
    Watercolour on paper
    support: 233 x 325 mm
    Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

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  • Claes Oldenburg, 'Lipsticks in Piccadilly Circus, London' 1966

    Claes Oldenburg
    Lipsticks in Piccadilly Circus, London 1966
    Mixed media on board
    unconfirmed: 254 x 203 mm
    Presented by Hannah Wilke 1972 Claes Oldenburg

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  • Ceri Richards, 'Trafalgar Square, London' 1950

    Ceri Richards
    Trafalgar Square, London 1950
    Oil on canvas
    support: 1511 x 2438 mm
    Presented by the Contemporary Art Society 1959 The estate of Ceri Richards

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  • L.S. Lowry, 'The Three Cats, Alstow' 1969-70

    L.S. Lowry
    The Three Cats, Alstow 1969-70
    Lithograph on paper
    image: 616 x 486 mm
    Presented by Ganymed Press 1979 The estate of L.S. Lowry/DACS 2011

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