No 2 Willow Road
This elegant Regency house was home to the golden boy of the Romantic poets from 1818 to 1820. The house is sparsely furnished but does...
Hampstead Heath Ponds
Set in the midst of the gorgeous heath, Hampstead's three bathing ponds (men's, women's and mixed) offer a cooling dip in murky brown...
Offers wonderful views over London.
At the bottom of the heath hides this gem of a pub, a 19th-century cottage with a gorgeous beer garden. The interior is wonderfully...
This popular gastropub has a surprisingly modern interior, given its traditional exterior. The menu is proper posh English pub grub –...
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No 2 Willow Road information
Fans of modern architecture will want to swing past this property, the central house in a block of three designed by the ‘structural rationalist’ Ernö Goldfinger in 1939. Many people think it looks uncannily like the sort of mundane 1950s architecture you see everywhere. It may do now, but 2 Willow Rd was a forerunner in this style.
The interior has cleverly designed storage space, amazing light (rooms that couldn’t have a side window have a skylight) and a collection of artworks by Henry Moore, Max Ernst and Bridget Riley. It’s accessible to all, thanks to hugely knowledgeable staff. Entry is by guided tour only until 3pm, after which unguided visits are allowed.