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Fascinating place

This icon of British 1930s architecture is a fascinating place to visit and is easy to find in... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
629adrianb
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Bakewell, United Kingdom
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Small but fascinating gallery

This is a very small (formerly the garage of the Isokon building) gallery Isokon is a Modernist... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
Hazel F
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Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

This icon of British 1930s architecture is a fascinating place to visit and is easy to find in leafy Hampstead. The museum is excellent. I shall be buying the book about the building next year!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 629adrianb
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is a very small (formerly the garage of the Isokon building) gallery Isokon is a Modernist building of note and is Grade 1 listed. It has an amazing history well documented inside the gallery. Former residents included Agatha Christie, a number of Soviet spies...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Hazel F
Reviewed 21 August 2018

This is a fantastic modernist building and it's had a fascinating history, which is told in the small gallery/museum, located in what used to be the garage. There is plenty to read, particularly about the creation of the building itself and its former residents, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

There is not a lot to see in this museum, which is the former garage space of the building. However, what IS there is interesting and educational. There are very descriptive signs to accompany the photos around the museum, and there are a few samples...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ajerseypatron
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

I really like this building and its history and was thrilled when I heard a gallery had opened. There are lots of historic letters, photos, plans, examples of Isokon furniture and a couple of small rooms (kitchen, dressing room) as they were in the flats....More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Ruth O
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Hampstead is a genteel part of the capital but during the 1930s it was a hotbed of radical design. The Isokon Gallery is a small exhibition space, formerly the garage space, attached to the modernist Isokon Building, also known as Lawn Road Flats, which tells...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

I've seen the Bauhaus in Germany and I knew that many of its teachers fled from the Nazis. What I didn't know was that they lived in London and created an amazing example of modernist Bauhaus architecture near Belsize Park tube station. The building has...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank lonewolf44
Reviewed 31 July 2016

This small but excellent gallery follows the building and subsequent history of the Lawn Road flats - an experiment in middle class social living in the mid 1930s with close links to the modernist movement of the Bauhaus. Rescued from almost total disintegration in 2000...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank mbj2016
Reviewed 12 July 2016

This 1930s Modernist building stands out from others on a street in lower Hampstead. It's pure white, sleek and streamlined with long strips of balconies, and it looks like the side of one of those Trans-Atlantic ocean liners that people sailed back and forth on...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

This is a very small but we'll presented and informative exhibition that tells you about Isokon and the beautiful modernist flats (1930s) next door. Entrance to the gallery is free and there are some lovely pieces of Isokon furniture to see. The flats are private...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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