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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
A father and daughter are flying a kite in the grounds of Osterley Park and House, Middlesex. Behind them the grand, red brick exterior of Osterley House can be seen, with impressive columned portico up a large flight of steps.
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Osterley Park and House 

A Georgian country estate in west London

Isleworth, Middlesex

Partially 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

Partially 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
Rainham Hall and Stable Block
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Rainham Hall 

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

Havering, London

Closed now
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

Closed now
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

Closed now
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

Gardens and parks in London

The walled kitchen garden, with an arched doorway, with lavender and marigolds in flower

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.

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.

Grow Urban Festival

Promoting greening and growing across London during Great Big Green Week, 8 - 16 June

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What's happening? 

The Grow Urban Festival showcases diverse projects, initiatives, and innovations happening across London, creating a platform for knowledge sharing, collaboration, and networking. With over 50 workshops, events, and talks planned during the week of 8-16 June.

Two children, one wearing a bike helmet, look over a fence into the community garden at Morden Hall Park in London

Grow Urban at Morden Hall Park 

As part of the Grow Urban Festival, Morden Hall Park will be host to free workshops and events including a plant pot making workshop hosted by the Urban Rangers, art workshops, a Community Kitchen Garden open day and a Hidden Gems trail throughout the park. Find out more and book here.

Close up of a fly agaric mushroom

Mushroom ‘Life Drawing’ Workshop by @fungi.futures at Sutton House 

Sunday 16th June, 12-2pm Join us for a creative workshop with artist Maymana Arefin (@fungi.futures) to admire, appreciate and illustrate the vast array of mushrooms all around us. Any or no experience with art and drawing welcome! We will be using paints and pastels to illustrate mushrooms together, whilst the facilitator shares knowledge about them. This in-person workshop will take place at Sutton House and Breaker's Yard, 2 and 4 Homerton High St. Book here.

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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DistanceMiles: 3.7 (km: 5.92)
Entrance to the Stableyard Cafe at Morden Hall Park, London
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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

Partially 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

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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.

Visitor carrying a tray of coffee and cake in the cafe at Llanerchaeron, Wales
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Eating and shopping at Ham House and Garden 

Set in historic buildings, the Orangery Café and shop offer 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

Visitors enjoying a picnic at Morden Hall Park, London

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

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

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The Idler Festival at Fenton House 

5- 7 July: Idler magazine is holding its popular three-day festival of talks, debates, comedy, music and merriment at Fenton House this summer. Find out everything you need to know about the event, from what to expect in its varied programme to how to book a ticket.

Upcoming events

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Little People, BIG DREAMS® 

Osterley Park and House, Isleworth, Middlesex

Little People, BIG DREAMS® family trail at Osterley encourages kids to be bold, be brave and dream big.

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18 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 17:00
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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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18 Jun to 21 Jul 2024
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'Common Threads' Patchwork Workshop at Battersea Arts Centre 

575 Wandsworth Road, London

Join us for a free patchwork workshop for local residents at Battersea Arts Centre. Create a pocket for a collective community quilt using recycled materials and fabrics and inspired by the collection at 575 Wandsworth Road.

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19 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 12:00
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Yoga in Nature 

Rainham Hall, Havering, London

Gentle yoga session in the garden.

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22 Jun to 14 Sep 2024
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10:30 to 11:15
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Rainham Story Book 

Rainham Hall, Havering, London

Share your stories and add to a Rainham Story Book. Part of Essex Book Festival.

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22 Jun 2024
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11:00 to 16:00
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London Rivers Week 2024: Morden Hall Park Family Craft & River Dipping 

Morden Hall Park, Morden, London

Join Thames21 for a family craft and river dipping experience to celebrate London Rivers Week 2024 on 23 June, 10am-12pm at Morden Hall Park.

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23 Jun 2024
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10:00 to 12:00
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Free Guided History Tours on Sunday 

Morden Hall Park, Morden, London

Join our knowledgeable tour guides for a leisurely stroll around Morden Hall Park, you’re sure to learn something new.

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23 Jun to 8 Sep 2024
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Leaf and Flower Pounding 

Rainham Hall, Havering, London

Using natural materials found in the gardens, take part in leaf and flower pounding to create a beautiful card. Part of Essex Book Festival.

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23 Jun 2024
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11:00 to 15:00
Small girl running between conical topiary hedges in the Cherry Garden at Ham House

Where will you visit next?

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