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2 Willow Road

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Interesting house in area of totally different architecture

This building looks like it should not be there, but it has an interesting history of how it... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
Former family home of Erno Goldfinger, a forerunner in modernist architecture.

If you are a fan of modern architecture, you might like to visit the central house in a block of... read more

Reviewed 1 July 2018
Angela C
London, United Kingdom
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Home designed and built by Ernö Goldfinger in 1939 is a fine example of Modernist architecture, which is filled with furniture designed by Goldfinger and an interesting art collection of works by Henry Moore and Max Ernst.
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Flat 2 Willow Hall 2 Willow Road | Hampstead, London NW3 1TR, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 February 2009

This place is really worth visiting if you're interested in the modernist movement in architecture. Whilst the building is not a stunning example of the genre, it has the great advantage of actually being a leading architect's house. It is preserved with all the original...More

3  Thank Lizardius
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Reviewed 8 May 2014

This was an interesting experience. Began with an informative dvd, then guided tour, which was a little long winded on some aspects, but whisked us around others giving very little time to look at the art exhibited in some of the rooms. The nursery floor...More

1  Thank KAW687
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We visited here in Oct 2018 being Nat Trust members we were staying at Hampstead so visited Fenton House and then walked down the hill to Willow Rd.....which on reflection was a GREAT way to visit both houses....the contrast, is sublime!!! I actually think Willow...More

Thank Mend0
Reviewed 12 October 2018

This building looks like it should not be there, but it has an interesting history of how it arrived. The guided talk is a bit over the top but if you are into this era of architecture its a must. The house itself contains many...More

Thank raymondb944
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Designed and lived in, in the 30's by the architect Erno Goldfinger as his family home, his design did not endear him to many of the local Hampstead residents, however, his impressive art collection and inspiring use of space are well worth the visit. The...More

Thank Joanne W
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

The house is very interesting and our guide was amazingly knowledgeable. It’s possible to just walk around the house later in the day but the tour is essential really because without understanding the context it is not possible to appreciate the unique property. Before the...More

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

The NT has made great efforts to inculde kids in its properties, this is not one. From sitting through a frankly pointless video to a tour that felt more lile a trap than a tour please be careful about going if you have kids. It...More

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 26 August 2018

I visited here on a very wet day which may be why it was quiet. I did a guided tour which started after a short film. The guide was very knowledgeable about the house and pointed out a lot of interesting artwork as well as...More

Thank Jayne B
Reviewed 19 August 2018

Saturday 11th August was a very pleasurable day. The weather was kind to us and we decided to spend the day in Hampstead. We arrived at Hampstead Heath station and first visited Keat's House (National Trust Partner) then walked up to the High Street where...More

1  Thank Michael_SF6310RH
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Unless you are a connoisseur of modernist architecture, this house might not look at first glance like somewhere high on a priority of places to visit. We popped in whilst on a short break in London and were surprised and won over by the philosophy...More

Thank sfmann106
Reviewed 1 July 2018

If you are a fan of modern architecture, you might like to visit the central house in a block of three that was designed by the structural rationalist, Erno Goldfinger in 1939 and became his family home. It has been managed by the National Trust...More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed 30 June 2018

We are National Trust members so this was just worth the trip. The building itself is actually not really modernist (said the guide), and the small interior is mostly interesting for a few art pieces and a couple of pieces of furniture. The rest was...More

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