New ways to enjoy London…

Exploring London couldn’t be easier with our handy schedule of diverse events coming up around the capital. Painting, portraiture, performance and comedy – there’s something for everyone in our programme.

    'Pop-up' opening of Brutalist tower block

    A view of Balfron Tower, designed by Erno Goldfinger

    For two weeks only, the National Trust is opening Flat 130 in the Balfron Tower, Poplar, to the public. Designed by modernist architect Ernö Goldfinger, and finished in 1967, Flat 130 is the flat that Goldfinger himself lived in for 2 months in 1968, to prove the desirability of high-rise living. For this opening, the interior of Flat 130 has been furnished by designers, Wayne and Tilly Hemingway, in the style of a 1968 period flat.

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    Road trips by Routemaster are back

    After an incredibly popular Summer programme we are back onboard our stunning renovated green Routemaster coach with a new set of architectural Road Trips. A select group of experts will present a round-up of London's architectural highlights to examine what makes our capital’s skyline so distinctive.

    #NTHouseproud - How Londoners live in 2014

    Historic houses are a part of our national heritage. Now your home could be too…

    Launching on 10 September, #NTHouseproud is a social media experiment that captures and celebrates a unique moment in history—this one. We’re interested in how Londoners live in 2014 and the ways we exploit and design our living spaces.

    No matter how humble or how grand, be #NTHouseproud and make history by adding an image of your city space to our digital archive. In collaboration with the British Library and The London Design Festival, #NTHouseproud will create a permanent record of how Londoners live today.

    Entrants are in with a chance of winning a share of £5,000 in MADE.COM vouchers and having their home opened for a weekend as National Trust’s 13th London property.

    Breakers Yard is now open at Sutton House

    Award-winning Daniel Lobb and arts-based educational charity The House of Fairy Tales have come together to create the fabulous Breaker’s Yard at Sutton House.

    Formerly a car breakers yard, the site is now a wonderland of installations and hidden spaces connected by sinuous brick paths. Elements from its recent history are incorporated within the Yard including upcycled vehicles, a car tyres sandpit, a bus greenhouse and bespoke metal gates that incorporate toy cars donated by celebrities, well-known artists and local people.

    Isokon Gallery opens with help from National Trust

     With support from the London Project, a brand new exhibition space opens at the historic site of Grade I listed Lawn Road Flats in North London. Telling the remarkable story of the Isokon apartment building, opened in 1934 as a progressive experiment in new ways of urban living, the exhibition looks at the building’s design, its notable residents and its iconic Isokon furniture.

    'The Beautifullest place on Earth' - Red House

     The Beautifullest Place On Earth’ is a sensational new collaboration between Red House, National Trust, and The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL. Enjoy an exciting programme of events and exhibitions taking place at Red House.

    New art by Ryan Gander at 2 Willow Road

    A new exhibition showcases work from leading British artist Ryan Gander, which has been created in response to the furniture and fittings of 2 Willow Road. The ground-breaking home of Ernö Goldfinger also houses furniture designed by the Hungarian-born architect.