Staircases, a transitional form with strong emphasis on geometric aesthetic and design composition, are filled with elements such as symmetry, leading lines, and patterns. Perhaps it’s because hidden geometry is all around us we really enjoy finding embedded geometry in the beauty of staircases. Here, we would like to share a list of staircase locations in London which we find mesmerizing.
2 Willow Road
Located in the terrace house designed by architect Ernő Goldfinger, this shiny golden spiral staircase has a brass finished handrail with an interesting touch of string balustrades.
Brewer Staircase, Heal’s
Design by Cecil Brewer in 1916, the restored Brewer Staircase features cascading chandelier hanging from the top which adds a great addition to the furniture store.
Nelson Stair, Somerset House
Hidden at the rear side of Somerset House’s South Wing, the Nelson Stair runs over six floors in its own dramatic curvy way.
Stamp Stair, Somerset House
The Stamp Stair used to be the access point to the Stamp Office, a place to mark all kinds of documents with official stamps to indicate the correct tax had been paid.
The Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House
The semi-circular staircase in the Courtauld Gallery complements the beautiful building and its rich art collections.
The spiral staircase at the center of the Rotunda is a new feature of the renovated Tate Britain since 2013. The monochrome scallop pattern terrazzo floor provides a striking visual impact from above.
Tulip Staircase, Queen’s House
Being the first centrally unsupported spiral stairs in England, the elegant Tulip Stairs is a must-see when visiting Greenwich.