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Walking Tour – Modernist Hampstead
11 July 2021 11:00 am - 1:00 pm£9.00 – £12.00
In this walking tour we’ll discover the revolutionary Modernist homes and idealistic architecture built in Hampstead in the 1930s onwards.
In this walking tour discover the revolutionary Modernist homes and idealistic architecture built in Hampstead in the 1930s such as The Sun House by Maxwell Fry, and 66 Frognal by Connell Ward and Lucas. Much of the architecture echoed design trends in Europe and the walk includes passing housing by the émigré architects Ernst Freud and Erno Goldfinger. Elements of eighteenth-century architectural design were also an influence for some architects.
Passing some more recent examples and of course striking non modernist Hampstead buildings, this walk will finish at the iconic and idealistic Isokon flats in Belsize Park which were famous in the 1930s for enabling Bauhaus designers to live here to escape the Nazi regime.
Please note that the Isokon Gallery should be open but allows only 6 in at a time. There is also a special display about Agatha Christie, another Isokon resident.
The walk is timed to be in Refugee Week.
In line with current social distancing requirements we have adopted certain mitigation practices regarding our walking tours. Before booking on a walking tour it is important that you read the full details of our COVID-19 mitigation practices on the link below, so you know what to expect and what we expect of you:
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