Lauderdale House was once home to gardeners and keepers who worked in Waterlow Park. During World War II they, their families, and the house itself, had a lucky escape when a German bomb fell just a stone’s throw away.
Joy Hunt - now Joy Whileman - came to live here in 1934, when she was just two years old. Six years later she and her family sheltered in the building while London was under attack.
Watch Joy's reaction to visiting Lauderdale House in 2015 here.