Watermeads nature reserve in South London

The Watermeads nature reserve on the River Wandle © National Trust / David Sell

The Watermeads nature reserve on the River Wandle

Watermeads, a National Trust nature reserve along the River Wandle, opened to the public in May 2015 having been hidden behind locked gates for 100 years. National Trust founder Octavia Hill and her sister Miranda personally started the appeal to save Watermeads. The 11 acre site has recently had new paths, bridges and a sluice, to improve the wetlands habitat for wildlife and public access.

575 Wandsworth Road welcomes Composer in Residence

Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian and Tom Norris Image © Kevin Leighton © Kevin Leighton

Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian and Tom Norris Image © Kevin Leighton

National Trust property 575 Wandsworth Road has partnered with the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) to launch a new Composer in Residence scheme, that brings together the creative work of Khadambi Asalache alongside the work of Cevanne Horrocks-Hopayian.

Open Garden Squares Weekend 2015

The garden at Thomas Carlyle's house  © NT Carlyle's House

The garden at Thomas Carlyle's house

Discover London’s hidden and little known gardens from the historic and traditional to the new and experimental. Open Garden Squares Weekend will also feature guided cycling and walking tours and family-friendly activities.

What's on...

Exploring London couldn't be easier with our handy schedule of diverse events coming up around the capital. Painting, portraiture, performance and comedy - we've lots lined up.

Introducing National Trust London

 We’re all about London – its history, atmosphere and spirit – reflected in our 10 remarkable places in London and in new explorations of the capital’s neighbourhoods and significant places.

Routemaster tours in 2015

After another popular set of Routemaster bus tours, we are pleased to announce that the bus tours will be back in spring 2015.

Our London Partners

We now have 14 heritage partners across London offering members half-price entry. New partners for 2014 are Bevis Marks Synagogue and Strawberry Hill House.

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 Discover some of the capital's hidden gems with your National Trust membership. Explore the city's history from Modernist homes to idyllic green spaces.

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