Both love and hate Trellick Tower. It has a troubled history and looks hideous as well as great. Go to the Lisboa Patisserie on Goldborne Road, buy some delicious pastries and a coffee then go and gaze at TC and see what happens.
Alexandra Road is perhaps the most iconic estate creating during the glory days at Camden Borough Council – when large scale social housing projects were still high on the agenda. The estate was designed and constructed between 1968-1978 by architect and artist Neave Brown.
The first of 500,000 prefab homes went on show in London today 31st April, 1944. They were designed for demobilised servicemen and bombed out families and consisted of 2 bedrooms, a living room, bathroom and toilet and kitchen on one floor, and were built by the motor industry. Some still survive and are listed buildings(Joy: Hector Murdoch's historic homecoming in 1946 became one of the war's most famous images)