We’ve all been there: you plan a family walk after the holidays, or you’ve some time off and decide to go somewhere new – then you spot grey clouds and drizzle closing in. Never fear, with ideas for days out whatever the weather our London places have it covered.
Taking early retirement was a difficult life change for Peter. He missed the routine of going to work, and the connections and friendships he had there. All this changed when Peter got his dogs. Through regular walks at Osterley Park in west London he gets to socialise with other walkers, which is a source of great joy and happiness for him.
Margaret has found friendship and fun at Sutton House in East London. As part of the Recycled Teenagers – a group for the over 55s – Margaret keeps busy and shares her love of dancing, socialising and art.
With no garden, and living in a big city, Lucy used to spend most of her time indoors. Now she is designing wildflower meadows with the rangers at Modern Hall Park. She works with other young people to make a difference to her local green space – and protect the wildlife that lives there.
London is full of history, everywhere you turn. National Trust cares for Tudor manor houses, modernist treasures, and neo-classical mansions, all within easy reach of the city. We can take you on a journey few others get to see - what will you explore?
Escape the high street, burn off some festive calories, and enjoy views of the South Downs, the woods of the Surrey Hills or many of the parks and gardens we look after. Afterwards, warm up with something hot.