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National Trust opens up Balfron Tower

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The National Trust is opening up one of the flats in Erno Goldfinger’s Brutalist tower for two weeks in October

Tours will be given around Flat 130 – the apartment which Goldfinger moved into for two months in an attempt to prove the desirability of high-rise living.

For the event the flat’s interior has been furnished in the style of the late-sixties by designers Wayne and Tilly Hemingway.

In a statement the National Trust, said: ‘The word iconic is over-used, but Balfron Tower is an icon of a moment in time marked by utopian visions and dystopian outcomes. In this vein, National Trust London seek to draw attention to special places that are part of the history and landscape of London and undoubtedly the Balfron Tower is one such place.’

The opening is part of Balfron Season, a month-long programme of events by Bow Arts and Poplar HARCA, taking place in and around the grade II-listed tower.

The 46-year-old tower is set to be refurbished by Studio Egret West.

Tour details

1st - 5th October and 8th - 12th October at 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm

Book tickets here

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