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BIID Historic Houses Tour: 2 Willow Road & Fenton House

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2 Willow Road

Hampstead

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NW3 1TH

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BIID Members, plus a guest, are invited to explore two architecturally important small houses in Hampstead, North London; 2 Willow Road and Fenton House.

2 Willow Road

Designed by acclaimed architect Ernö Goldfinger in 1939, this unique and surprising Modernist home was inhabited by four generations of his family. The house paints a vivid picture of the urban creative and social circles of the mid-20th century through Goldfinger’s modern art collection, innovative designs and intriguing personal possessions. The tour of 2 Willow Road offers a fascinating insight into the life and work of an important figure of the British Modern Movement and includes a short film with archive footage.

Fenton House

Just a short walk from Willow Road, Fenton House and Garden remains one of London’s best-kept secrets. This 1686 townhouse is brimming with world-class decorative and fine art collections ranging from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries. Enjoy panoramic views across London from the top floor balcony. Outside, stroll through our intimate two-acre grounds, including a 300-year-old orchard and kitchen garden. Further afield, discover the winding lanes of historic Hampstead village and the Heath.

The tours will be complimented by a stop for a pub lunch at The Duke of Hamilton in between the visits.

Fenton House Image Credit: Arnhel de Serra

WHAT TO EXPECT

Programme

10.45 arrive 2 Willow Road (Hampstead, London, NW3 1TH) for registration with a BIID staff member
11.00 guided tour of 2 Willow Road with introductory short film (two groups of 12)
12.15 tour of 2 Willow Road ends
12.20 walk to The Duke of Hamilton (23-25 New End, Hampstead, London NW3 1JD)
12.40 Lunch (not included in ticket price)
13.35 Walk to Fenton House
13.40 arrive at Fenton House (Hampstead Grove, Hampstead, London, NW3 6SP)
13.45 Short introduction from National Trust Associate followed by self-guided tour of the house and gardens at Fenton House
15.00 end of visit

WHAT YOU WILL LEAVE WITH

A glimpse into two neighbouring properties with strikingly different perspectives – modernist innovation and Georgian preservation.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

BIID Members (BIID Registered Interior Designers, Associates, Student members, and Employees of Registered Design Practices) plus a guest. If you are registering a guest – please book two tickets.

ABOUT THE VENUES

2 Willow Road:

Access information - Level entrance. Small hallway and cinema on ground floor. Spiral staircase with handrail to two upper floors. Introductory film with subtitles. Short filmed tour available for those who cannot use the stairs/attend the tour around the house. Induction loop in cinema and portable loop available for tours. Braille guide & large print guide available. Refreshment facilities and toilets are not available at the house.

Fenton House:

Access information - The ground floor of the house and Upper Walk in the garden are accessible to wheelchair users. There are stairs to upper floors and toilets. Braille and large print guides are available and there is a photograph album of the upper floors. There is one female and one male toilet, both upstairs, on the first floor. Guidebooks and postcards are on sale. Refreshments are not available at the house.

Additional information

BIID Member: £20.00
BIID Member Guest: £20.00
BIID Member with National Trust Card: £10.00
BIID Member Guest with National Trust Card: £10.00

Prices are not inclusive of VAT

If you have a National Trust Card you MUST bring it with you on the day or you will be charged the full entry fee.

If you have any queries, please email the office at info@biid.org.uk or call 020 7628 0255.

All BIID events and training courses are subject to standard terms and conditions which can be read in full below:

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  5. The BIID reserves the right to make changes to the programme.
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