Regular readers of LLCH may have seen the competition I ran as part of the Open House London weekend to win a guided tour of the Trellick Tower. Firstly, a big thank you to everyone who entered - I wish I could have taken all of you with me!
It's so exciting to see inside buildings you're curious about. Among our tour was a woman whose father had worked as a brick layer on the construction of the tower, as well as some tall buildings enthusiasts and then some plain old nosy people - like me.
So as a kind of follow on to my self-guided tour around the Trellick Tower, here is a guided tour on the interior.
The front door, still complete with Open House signs. Beyond is a small entrance hall, with the concierge and lifts through another door.
And then there's the gloriously colourful ground floor light installation.
Then it was up in one of the three lifts (they're big!), to the 18th floor. Our tour guide explained the lifts go every third floor, and each landing is colour coded. In this case, a retro yellow.
Look how long the corridors are...
First we went into a one-bedroom flat. Here's a typical floorplan.
And a sneak peek of the kitchen.
The opaque window faces out on to the communal corridor (not see-through so you can make your toast naked, we were told!).
Here's the view from the balcony. Not bad, right?
Then we went further up to a three/four bedroom flat. I can't find a floorplan for it, but if you're looking at the front of the block you come in on the level where you can see the squares running across the balcony (the 24th floor if I've counted right).
Just look at this awesome balcony.
There was an equally enormous kitchen beyond those sliding doors, a bathroom, corridor and another room. Then it was down some stairs to four more rooms.
That was it, it was time to go home. Back outside the tower to gaze up at its imposing form, but with a little knowledge of the life inside.
I've tried to keep these photos a bit anonymous - they are after all people's homes, who might not want their lives splashed all over this blog.
Finally, a big thank you to Ben Braithwaite who led our special LLCH readers' tour on what turned out to be a super busy Sunday at the tower for Open House.