Alexandra Road Estate
With 1600 people in 520 dwellings, this 16 acre estate is visually impressive and one of Camden’s most ambitious. Local residents lobbied to preserve the old houses which prevented work from starting until 1972.
Likened to two large centipedes crawling in to the distance, its dramatic, tiered construction in white concrete - while not to everyone’s taste - was acknowledged by English Heritage with the granting of a Grade II* listing in 1993.
Rowley Way, NW8
Tube: Swiss Cottage