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Top places to visit in London

The front side of the house at Ham House against the backdrop of a bright blue sky
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Ham House and Garden 

A unique 17th-century treasure trove

Richmond, Surrey

Fully open today
Bright yellow daffodils in the foreground with Osterley House in the back ground against a blue sky
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Osterley Park and House 

A Georgian country estate in west London

Isleworth, Middlesex

Fully open today
Two women sitting on a bench on the boardwalk at Morden Hall Park, holding reusable coffee cups, smiling and talking
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Morden Hall Park 

A green oasis in the city at the heart of the community.

Morden, London

Fully open today
Visitors explore the Writ in Water architectural artwork which features words from the Magna Carta carved in stone
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Runnymede and Ankerwycke 

The birthplace of the Magna Carta. History, art and nature on the banks of the River Thames.

near Old Windsor, Surrey

Fully open today
The entrance gate and Corinthian porch at Rainham Hall, London
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Rainham Hall 

An elegant Georgian House with a diverse history, peaceful garden and changing exhibitions to explore.

Havering, London

Partially open today
Visitors exploring inside Fenton House, London
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Fenton House and Garden 

Handsome 17th-century house with unusual collections and picturesque walled gardens

Hampstead, London

Fully open today
The Little Chamber at Sutton House with wooden panelled walls, light streaming in through the window and a fire lit in the fireplace
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Sutton House and Breaker's Yard 

A fascinating Tudor house at the heart of a vibrant community

Hackney, London

Fully open today
Candles and picture postcards on a mantlepiece with decorative fretwork at 575 Wandsworth Road, London
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575 Wandsworth Road 

An extraordinary home and work of art

London

Closed now
Exterior of modernist house designed by Erno Goldfinger as viewed from the street during daytime
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2 Willow Road 

Innovative and influential Modernist home from 1939

Hampstead, London

Closed now
A man with a child on his back standing next to a woman in well-kept gardens in front of a big house
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Red House 

Iconic Arts and Crafts home of William and Jane Morris and the centre of the Pre-Raphaelite circle.

Bexleyheath, London

Closed now

Nature's Confetti: Outernet London

An Asian man with glasses, wearing a black leatherman jacket and a red jumper, poses in front of a wall projecting a sea of pink blossom petals. He stands pointing at himself with both his hands.

An immersive blossom experience

Outernet London - the most visited cultural attraction in the UK - is an immersive entertainment space housing giant floor to ceiling wraparound screens, the most advanced of their kind in the world. Enjoy the power and beauty of 'nature's confetti' as you experience the illusion of petals raining down on you from above. The experience will be live at Outernet London, Charing Cross Road (WC2H 8LH) until 28 April 2024.

Free blossom workshops at 109 Fleet Street, London

You're invited: Come and join FREE blossom workshops at 109 Fleet Street from 22-28 April. Each workshop will be run by one of our diverse mix of community groups. Enjoy crafts, pottery, poetry and zine making all inspired by blossom. Book your slot via the links below. You can drop into the pop up space too, every day from 23 - 28 April between 12.30 and 2.30pm to make some blossom origami, contribute towards a collective poetry piece inspired by Simon Armitage and learn more about blossom across London. No booking needed to drop in, just come along and say hi. 109 Fleet Street, London EC4A 2AB

109 Fleet Street National Park City

109 Fleet Street Blossom pop up

22 April - 28 April, 12.30-2.30pm: Drop into this pop up blossom space right in the heart of London. Contribute to a collective poetry piece inspired by Simon Armitage, print photos in Cewe's photobooth, create your very own blossom origami and learn about blossom across the capital. With thanks to London National Park City, who have kindly hosted the National Trust in their Visitors Centre throughout Blossom Week. Find out more about their work at nationalparkcity.london

Company Drinks blossom workshop

Sold out: 109 Fleet Street Blossom Pop Up: Making herb and blossom inspired drinks with Company Drinks 

Free workshop, 23 April, 2.30-5pm: Explore the benefits of connecting with the wild through seasonal herbs. Rebecca will lead an interactive session; you’ll be invited to creatively reflect on what you know; and what you understand about medicinal herbs. Everyone will create a ‘Herb Journal’, whilst being shown how to make a seasonal Fire Cider, an adaptable recipe for strength throughout the year. All levels of knowledge and experience welcome! Recommended age 8+. This event is sold out.

Clay craft workshop with Mudbelly

Sold out - 109 Fleet Street Blossom Pop Up: Clay in bloom with Mudbelly 

Free workshop, 24 April, 2.30-5pm: Use basic hand building techniques to make animals and plants out of clay taking inspiration from blossom. We'll embed the works with seeds creating 'seed bombs'. The participants can take their works home and plant them in pots or in the garden. This workshop is sold out.

Florxl zine making workshop

109 Fleet Street Blossom Pop Up: Spring zine-making with FLORXL 

Free workshop, 25 April, 2.30-5pm: In this workshop, using the medium of zines, (self-published DIY magazines), we’ll explore the theme ‘gardens as sanctuary’ - how plants and gardens can support us, our communities and society. Cutting up botanical magazines and using a range of prompts, we’ll start by making mini paper garden zines, before creating a collaborative A5 mini zine, which will be shared after the workshop. Click here to book.

Blackthorn blossom

109 Fleet Street Blossom Pop Up: Planting Poems for Spring Resurgence with Misery 

Free workshop, 26 April, 2.30-5pm Participants will discuss poems that speak to the fierce, generous joy of flowers, and to blossoming as an unstoppable force. They will respond to prompts that invite them to write their own poetry and will write up their final poems on wildflower seed paper, to either plant at home, or to pass onto the space for someone else to plant. Click here to book.

Mudgang blossom workshop

109 Fleet Street Blossom Pop Up: Spring clay creations with Mud Gang 

Free workshops, 27 April, 12-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm, 3-4pm, 4-5pm: Mould flower blossom, have a go at pressing leaves into clay, or make a bird's nest to add to our collaborative clay sculpture. Mud Gang is a social enterprise with a focus on creating space to play with clay. Click here to book.

Bumblebee pollinating the cherry blossoms at Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Sold out: 109 Fleet Street Blossom Pop Up: Blossom illustrations and zine making with Athene Club 

Free workshop, 28 April, 2-5pm. This session will be in collaboration with artist Brie Moreno. Learn how to illustrate blossom inspired images using different media. Use your images to create a zine, using beginner binding methods. This workshop is run by a community collective of women, in celebration of the female experience. This particular session is a women-only space for women of all identities, including trans women. This event is sold out.

Gardens and parks in London

Bright yellow daffodils in the foreground with Osterley House in the back ground against a blue sky

Gardens and parks in London 

Discover a variety of plants and interest in gardens across London, from summer roses to wintry alpine blooms and spring bulbs bursting into life.

Close up of pink blossom flowers on tree.

Festival of Blossom at Morden Hall Park 

Join us between Saturday 20 to Sunday 28 April and take part in free events and activities to share the joy and beauty of blossom in spring. In conjunction with local community groups, take part in free walks and workshops, enjoy music and dance performances and explore our blossom-themed exhibition in the Kiln Room.

Family adventures in London

Little People, BIG DREAMS at Osterley Park & House | © 2024 Vegara, Noh, Degnan, Noh, licensed by Quarto

Little People, BIG DREAMS® 

From Wednesday 1 May: a brand new family trail at Osterley Park & House will celebrate some of the world's most outstanding people, using artworks from the bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS® series.

Adult and two children play games and do cartwheels in the grounds of Osterley Park and House, London

Family-friendly places to visit in London 

Discover the best places to explore around in and around London as a family, from historic houses like Rainham Hall to the great outdoors of Osterley Park.

Sustainable travel in London

A dad and his two children riding their bikes through a cycle path leading between dense hedgerows and woodland.
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Sustainable travel in London 

There are a number of sustainable travel options for travelling to and from the places in our care in London, whether you're looking to travel by train, tube, bus, bike or foot.

Top walks in London

A group of people walk between hedges in the garden, with the house behind, at Ham House and Garden, London

Walking in London 

From acres of parkland at Osterley Park to the meadows, wetlands and woodlands of Ham House, discover where to go for the best walks in London.

The Jurors, by artist Hew Locke, at Runnymede and Ankerwycke, Surrey, composed of 12 intricately worked bronze chairs incorporating imagery representing key moments in the struggle for freedom, rule of law and equal rights, photographed beneath a stormy sky
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Egham to Runnymede countryside circular walk 

Surrey

Follow this Surrey countryside trail of a circular walk between Egham and Runnymede through ancient woodlands, wetlands and wildflower meadows.

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Walking
DistanceMiles: 3.7 (km: 5.92)
A girl playing at Morden Hall Park, with fluffy white blossom in the foreground of the shot
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Walking at Morden Hall Park 

Follow the main paths if you’ve got little ones with bikes or scooters as they’re nice and level and easy to manage. Venture further afield to the wetlands and you might spot some of our winter visitors, little egret and snipe, wading their way through the water.

Morden, London

Fully open today
Visitors cycling at Osterley Park, London
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Osterley Park and House multiuse trail 

With a hard surface all the way round, this multiuse trail at Osterley Park is perfect for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users and takes in woods and open land.

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Walking, Cycling
DistanceMiles: 1.5 (km: 2.4)

Our work in London

Blossom tree with skyscraper in the background, London

Our work in London 

The National Trust in London aims to support a fairer London by addressing unequal access to nature, beauty and history where people live. We’re doing this by improving existing green space, protecting cherished local heritage sites and supporting people to participate with green space and heritage on their own terms. Find out more about our projects across London here.

Places to eat and shop in London

A family sat outside the Orangery Cafe at Ham House during summer

Places to eat in London 

Discover some favourite tea-rooms and cafés in London and plan where to stop for a tasty treat on your next adventure

Vegan 'creem' tea with jam and vegan clotted 'creem'
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Eating and shopping at Osterley Park 

Discover where to eat and drink at Osterley Park and House. Stop for refreshments in the historic Tudor courtyard and browse the shops for gifts and pre-loved books.

Someone holding a bowl of soup with bread on the side
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Eating and shopping at Ham House and Garden 

Set in historic buildings, the Orangery Café and shop offer warm and inviting spaces to relax and treat yourself on your visit to Ham House and Garden.

Catering assistant making drinks in the café at Morden Hall Park, London
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Eating and shopping at Morden Hall Park 

Enjoy freshly prepared tasty snacks and cakes at a choice of two cafés and pick up the perfect read at the second-hand bookshop, all supporting the National Trust’s work.

A member of staff carries a potted tree through the garden centre at Morden Hall Park, London, surrounded by plant benches of shrubs, plants and garden ornaments.
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The Garden Centre at Morden Hall Park 

Shop for plants, seeds, pots, gardening equipment, toys and games, gifts and homewares at the National Trust’s first garden centre, with all profits supporting our work.

What's on in London

Parents and two children leaning over the White Bridge at Morden Hall Park

What's on in London and what's coming up soon 

Plan your spring days out here in London, with events and activities to suit all ages.

Upcoming events

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Festival of Blossom at Morden Hall Park 

Morden Hall Park, Morden, London

Celebrate beautiful blossom and the start of spring at Morden Hall Park

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22 Apr to 27 Apr 2024
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Beneath the surface: A hidden portrait from Stuart Scotland 

Ham House and Garden, Richmond, Surrey

Celebrate the return of a fascinating portrait to Ham House following eight years away on loan and in conservation. Discover more about the techniques which led to an unexpected and intriguing discovery.

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22 Apr to 21 Jul 2024
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12:00 to 16:00
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Festival of Blossom: Blossom Tai-chi 

Morden Hall Park, Morden, London

Explore the calming practice of tai-chi amongst the blossoms at Morden Hall Park. Free, drop-in.

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23 Apr 2024
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10:30 to 11:30
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The Chatty Table - Cafe Scheme 

Morden Hall Park, Morden, London

We have 3 lovely volunteers who host our Chatter & Natter table every Tuesday 11am – 12pm, please pop in for a chat, everyone is welcome!

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23 Apr to 27 Aug 2024
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11:00 to 12:00
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Festival of Blossom: walking meditation and creative writing 

Morden Hall Park, Morden, London

Join an holistic mindful experience during the Festival of Blossom, using the key practices of writing and walking meditation to get back in touch with nature and unlock your creativity.

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23 Apr 2024
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12:00 to 13:30
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575 Ways to Create and Connect: Common Threads 

575 Wandsworth Road, London

Join us for monthly miniatures workshops using recycled materials and fabrics and inspired by the collection at 575 Wandsworth Road.

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24 Apr 2024
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10:00 to 12:00
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ParkPlay 

Osterley Park and House, Isleworth, Middlesex

Want to get active? Join ParkPlay at Osterley every Saturday morning from 9.30am, for a play session of fun and games for all the family.

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27 Apr 2024 to 4 Jan 2025
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09:45 to 11:00
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Festival of Blossom: Morden Blossom Knit, stitch, crochet & textile club 

Morden Hall Park, Morden, London

Join the Morden Knit, stitch, crochet & textile club to try your hand at creating blossom flowers with a variety of textiles and methods. Get hooked and have fun! Free.

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27 Apr 2024
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10:00 to 12:00
Visitors walking among daffodils at Dora's Field, Ambleside, Cumbria

Where will you visit next?

Discover lots of gardens, historic houses, days out at the coast and more.