Being brutalist

Kensington, London

Being brutalist

Architecture insider Charlie Warde will be your guide to Erno Goldfinger’s brutalist designs on this tour of London’s iconic Trellick Tower.

You’ll approach this brutalist icon along the canal, explore the exterior, peek inside to the community centres and visit a private residence on one of the upper floors; you’ll also delve into the social ideas that inspired Goldfinger’s work. Charlie will also introduce you to a local architect who’s working regeneration projects in the area, and you’ll finish your experience at Goldfinger Factory, a social enterprise café.

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From £265 for 2 people

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Charlie Warde

Architecture expert and artist

With an artistic residency in the iconic Trellick Tower, architecture insider and artist Charlie Warde is uniquely positioned to shine a light on the stark and fascinating world of brutalism and post-war architectural design. Charlie has worked closely with established modernist architects, including Neave Brown, and co-produced the radio series Homes of Tomorrow, which explored brutalist architect Erno Goldfinger’s legacy and post-war social housing.

You’ll get insider access to Erno Goldfinger’s iconic building and learn about both its ergonomic design and social impact

3 hours
Start Time
Tours run between the hours of 09:00 and 15:00
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Where you'll go
You’ll learn about Goldfinger’s ergonomic designs, get behind the scenes access to London’s Trellick Tower and get an insider’s perspective on this oft-misunderstood era of architectural design. You’ll also delve into the social impact of architecture in London and meet a local architect who’s focusing on the regeneration of the area.
What you'll see
You’ll get exclusive access to a building that’s off limits to the general public: a private residential tower and icon of brutalist architecture.
Experience location
You will be meeting in Westbourne Park; we’ll send you the details in your confirmation.