2 Willow Road

LOCATION

LONDON NW3, LONDON POSTAL DISTRICTS

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This unique Modernist home was designed by architect Ernö Goldfinger in 1939 for himself and his family. With surprising design details that were ground-breaking at the time and still feel fresh today, the house also contains the Goldfingers' impressive collection of modern art, (including works by Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Bridget Riley and Henry Moore) intriguing personal possessions and innovative furniture. If you were wondering if there is a connection between this Goldfinger and the Bond villain, there is. Ian Fleming disliked was so incensed by the demolition of old cottages to make way for 2 Willow Road, that he used the architect’s name for one of his most memorable bad guys. Entry is by guided tour during the first part of the day for conservation reasons. Tours are at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Places are limited and are available on the day at the door on a first-come first-served basis and cannot be booked in advance.

2 Willow Road
2 Willow Road, Hampstead, LONDON, NW3 1TH

Features

Facilities
  • Parking nearby
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible on ground floor only
  • Facilities: Video tour of house in cinema
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open Mar-Oct, Wed-Sun 11-5. Entry by timed tour only at 11, 12, 1 & 2. Non-guided viewing 3-5 (last admission 4.30)

About the area

Discover London

The UK's capital was founded by the Romans shortly after they invaded in 43AD. Since then it’s evolved into one of the greatest cities on earth. From a bloody, squalid history to the vanguard of fashion in the Swinging 1960s to the buzzing metropolis it is today, London has something for everyone. There are very British pursuits like the Oxford and Cambridge boat race, changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace and an impressive collection of traditional English pubs. And that’s not to mention world-renowned arts venues, galleries and museums, award-winning theatre and unrivalled shopping – all found within a few Tube stops of each other.

London’s royal history is not to be missed. Visitors can roam around one of Britain’s finest medieval castles and royal prison, and learn about the final days of Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London or, for the less bloodthirsty, visit the Queen’s London home, Buckingham Palace. Don’t miss out on exploring the capital’s Royal Parks – from St James’ Park and Hyde Park in the centre to the majestic Hampton Court and wilderness of Richmond Park in the southwest.

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