No 2 Willow Road

Notable Building in North London

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 think it looks 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 (11am, noon, 1pm & 2pm) until 3pm, after which unguided visits are allowed.