Buildings of modern and historical interest are to open their doors to the public this weekend for London's largest annual festival of architecture and design.

Every year since its inception, Waltham Forest and Redbridge have welcomed the concept of Open House, a not-for-profit project that opens up the capital's splendid buildings to the general public who may not have access otherwise.

There will be more than 700 buildings, walks, talks and tours this weekend (September 19 and 20) across London.

In Redbridge, several buildings of educational, religious and historical importance will be open for the public to explore.

These are Barnardo’s Garden Village in Barkingside, Bancroft's Victorian gothic-designed school in High Road, Woodford Green, The Temple in Wanstead Park, Valentines Mansion and Gardens in Ilford and Fullwell Cross Library in Barkingside.

There will also be a heritage walk on Sunday at 10am from Wanstead Station to Wanstead Park.

The focus in Waltham Forest will be on the very old and very few, with buildings such as Highams Park's 1925-built signal box and Walthamstow's Pumphouse Museum open for viewing.

Other designs include Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge in Rangers Road, Chingford, Walthamstow School for Girls in Church Hill, Kelmscott School in Markhouse Road, Walthamstow, Sir George Monoux College in Chingford Road, Walthamstow, the multi-million pound housing development The Arcade, Walthamstow Assembly Hall, the newly-refurbished Leytonstone Library and Walthamstow Library in High Street.