No 2 Willow Road

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No 2 Willow Road information

Location
London , England
Address
2 Willow Rd
NW3
Telephone
+44 20 7435 6166
Getting there
Tube: Hampstead Heath
More information
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/2-willow-road
Prices
adult/child £6/3
Opening hours
11am-5pm Wed-Sun Mar-Oct, tours 11am, noon, 1pm & 2pm
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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.