Open House London 2021: Virtual Tour of Bevin Court

05 September 2021

11:00 - 11:45

Online. Please register using the link in post

This virtual 45 minute tour (held over Zoom) gives you a window into the marvels of Bevin Court’s architecture. Bevin Court is one of several modernist projects in London designed in the post war years by the Tecton practice, led by renowned architect Berthold Lubetkin. It was built on the site of the bomb-destroyed Holford Square, once home to Lenin. Now Grade 1* listed, Islington Council renovated the Court in 2013/14, restoring both the original colour scheme of the staircase, and the mural in the ground floor entrance way painted by Lubetkin’s collaborator Peter Yates. Lubetkin planned to honour the memory of Lenin by installing a bust of the Communist leader and naming the block Lenin Court, but the arrival of the Cold War led to its renaming after Ernest Bevin, former Foreign Secretary, and the bust remained hidden. A copy of the bust also featured in the recent renovations.
Book your free ticket via the Open House website.