Bevin Court

Built on the bomb damaged site of Holford Square, Bevin Court is one of Islington’s hidden Modernist gems. This Grade II* listed building was designed by Berthold Lubetkin, whose motto ’Nothing is too good for ordinary people’, resonates through this revolutionary building.

Bevin Court’s staircase is an iconic symbol of modernist architecture which has recently had its original colour scheme of red and white reinstated.


In 2016, with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the foyer was restored with Peter Yates’ striking mural ‘Winged Bulls, Day and Night’ being carefully restored and saved from destruction.

The project also reinstated a 3D printed bust of Ernest Bevin the buildings namesake.

You can find out more about the building and its history at

There will be four opportunities to explore the mural and staircase on Saturday 17 September at 10am, 11am, 12noon, 1pm.