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Willow Road Playground, London

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2 Willow Road is part of a terrace of three houses in Hampstead, London designed by architect Ernő Goldfinger and completed in 1939. It has been managed by the National Trust since 1995 and is open to the public. It was one of the first Modernist buildings acquired by the Trust, giving rise to some controversy. Goldfinger lived there with his wife Ursula and their children until his death in 1987.1 - 3 Willow Road was constructed using concrete and a facing of red brick. A number of cottages were demolished to allow for the construction, which was strongly opposed by a number of local residents including novelist Ian Fleming (this was said to be his inspiration for the name of the James Bond villain Auric Goldfinger) and the future Conservative Home Secretary Henry Brooke. No. 2, which Goldfinger designed specifically as his own family home, is the largest of the three houses and features a spiral staircase designed by Danish engineer Ove Arup at its core. The building is supported by a concrete frame, part of which is external, leaving room for a spacious uncluttered interior, perhaps inspired by the Raumplan ideas of modernist architect Adolf Loos.
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  • I turned up for the 11 am tour and there is the 15 minute video beforehand which was good to see to put the house and designer in context of his time. Can only go round on a tour which took over an ho...  more »
  • While there is no faulting the quality and historical significance of the building, the whole customer interface is unsatisfactory. There are no advanced ticket sales, and anyone who shows up (on time...  more »
  • It is a House Goldfinger of the architect who designed the high-rise building known for the distinctive shape. Under the management of the national trust and has been disclosed publicly. Reservation is not required to visit has a certain capacity and offers admission to the order of arrival. Interior photography is unfortunately not, but can be enjoyed as a beautiful space and art collectors face. You could spend quality time volunteers explained us.
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  • Always come here with my son whenever I'm in the area. Great Park, never too crowded and he loves the sandpit!
  • Small and well kept children's playground. Best highlight is the large sandpit.
  • Wonderful place for children to run around
  • Nice playground, wetty

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