THE NATIONAL TRUST
Properties in London
The National Trust is an independent charity founded in 1895 which protects the coastline and countryside throughout the country. Its core purpose is to look after special places for ever, for everyone. It opens to the public 200 historic houses & gardens and 49 industrial monuments & mills. There is a programme of free and chargeable events. Membership is open to all and allows free admission to all properties plus the National Trust Magazine and Handbook. Members can also join local centres and associations. They organise programmes of talks, events, holidays & outings and assist and raise funds for the Trust. The Trust welcomes volunteers in many capacities. It publishes a wide range of books as well as property guidebooks. The London sites are listed below but for full details including opening days/times visit the Trust's website.
National Trust Partner is a venture with a selection of small, independent heritage attractions and museums in London. Members receive half price admission on production of their membership card at Bevis Marks Synagogue, Franklin's House, Danson House, Dr Johnson's House, Foundling Museum, Fan Museum, Freud Museum, Hall Place, Museum of Brands, Leighton House, Strawberry Hill and Old Operating Theatre.
CARLYLE'S HOUSE 24 Cheyne Row,
Chelsea SW3 5HL. Tel 020 7352 7087
The home of writer & historian Thomas Carlyle and his wife Jane, with their personal items. Chelsea walk
EASTBURY MANOR HOUSE Eastbury
Square, Barking IG11 9SN. Tel 020 8227 2942
A well preserved Elizabethan manor house with notable wall paintings and exhibition on the house. Tea Room & shop.
HOUSE Hampstead Grove, Hampstead NW3 6SP. Tel 020 7435
Late 17th century townhouse with fine collections including early keyboard instruments. Attractive gardens with croquet. Panoramic views from top floor balcony. Small shop. Hampstead walk
Ham Street, Richmond TW10 7RS. Tel 020 8940 1950
Stuart house with original furnishings. Formal and kitchen garden plus notable outbuildings. Orangery Cafe and shop (open with garden). Petersham & Ham walk
MORDEN HALL PARK Morden Hall
Road SM4 5JD. Tel 020 8545 6850
The grounds of Morden Hall include the River Wandle, rose gardens, a former snuff mill and other historic estate buildings including Victorian stableyard. Admission free. NT shop/cafes and exhibition open daily except Christmas. Craft workshops and garden centre. Park open daily during daylight hours. Wandle Heritage walk
PARK & HOUSE Jersey Road, Isleworth TW7 4RB. Tel 020
Originally a Tudor mansion it was transformed in the 18th century by Robert Adam into an elegant neoclassical villa with pleasure gardens. Optional audio visual guides included in admission. Exhibition rooms with hands-on activities and 'below stairs' area. Shop, cafe and introductory displays open to all.
Set in 300 acres of landscaped park and farmland with lakes and woodland walks. Park open daily (free admission) 8am - sunset. Farm shop. Brent River & Osterley Park walk
RAINHAM HALL The Broadway,
Rainham RM13 9YN. Tel 01708 525579
Early 18th century house occupied by an array of individuals whose stories will be brought to life with exhibitions. Cafe with small shop and garden open daily except Christmas.
RED HOUSE Red House Lane,
Bexleyheath DA6 8JF. Tel 020 8304 9878
Commissioned by William Morris from Philip Webb in 1859. The house retains features & furnishings designed by Morris and his artistic friends and has attractive gardens. Tea Room & gift shop. Guided tours until 1pm (booking required). Free flow entry after 1:30pm (no booking required).
HOUSE AND BREAKER'S YARD 2 & 4 Homerton High Street,
Hackney E9 6JQ. Tel 020 8986 2264
A unique survival in London's East End. Since being built in 1535 it has undergone many changes. Special discovery days and programme of art exhibitions (free admission). Tea Room & Shop. Historic rooms open 12-5 (closed mid December to end January). Hackney walk
575 WANDSWORTH ROAD SW8 3JD TEl
0844 249 1895 (bookings) 020 7720 9459 (info)
A Georgian terraced house turned into a work of art. Admission by guided tours only Friday - Sunday plus Wednesday evening March - November. No cafe or toilets.
2 WILLOW ROAD Hampstead NW3 1TH.
Tel 020 7435 6166
Designed by architect Erno Goldfinger as his home in 1939. The only Modern Movement house with its original contents open to the public in Britain. Tours (approx one hour) at 11am, noon, 1pm & 2pm (places limited) then free-flow 3-5pm (timed entry if busy). No cafe or toilets. Hampstead walk
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