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Supporter groups in London

Visitors walking in the garden at Fenton House and Garden, London
Visitors walking in the garden at Fenton House | © National Trust Images/Arnhel de Serra

Interested in making the most of your National Trust membership? Why not join a local supporter group in London? It is a great way to meet people and enjoy special talks, visits, holidays, volunteering and social and fundraising events. Read on to find a group in the London area or click on a supporter group’s name in the menu to jump to its details.

Why join a supporter group?

Getting together with other National Trust enthusiasts, members and volunteers who feel passionate about the same things is priceless. Sharing unique experiences and finding out more about the places you care about is what being part of a local National Trust supporter group is all about.

From listening to expert talks and going on behind-the-scenes tours to taking relaxing holidays or restoring natural habitats in the great outdoors, you’ll be part of something amazing. Supporter groups promote and assist the National Trust’s work within their local area and raise money for conservation and development projects through all kinds of events.

Barnet Association

Formed in 1979 for members of the National Trust to meet like-minded people and get more from their membership, the Barnet Association meets once a month in Whetstone for lectures. The group has opened membership to those who are not National Trust members.

Beckenham and Bromley Centre

The Beckenham and Bromley Centre was formed in 1975 to enable members of the National Trust to fully enjoy their membership through lectures, visits, holidays, and social events.

Membership of the centre is open to everyone, and there is no requirement to be a National Trust member or volunteer.

Dacorum Association

The Dacorum National Trust Association was formed in 1989 to promote the National Trust’s objectives in this part of south-west Hertfordshire. Most of the Dacorum Association's members live in or close to the towns of Berkhamsted, Hemel Hempstead and Tring.

The east front of the house at Osterley Park and House, London
The east front of the house at Osterley Park and House | © National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Ealing Association

The Ealing Association was founded in 1980 and organises a programme of events where profits are donated during the year to various National Trust projects.

Edgware and District Centre

Founded in 1979 the Edgware and District Centre has members from Edgware, Stanmore, Mill Hill, and the surrounding areas.

Friends of Box Hill

With members drawn from a wide area of London and Surrey, the Friends of Box Hill was founded in 1964 and is an independent association affiliated with the Campaign to Protect Rural England.

Friends of Osterley Park

The Friends of Osterley Park was formed in 1991, and since then has donated over £140,000 for various projects. This has helped with the maintenance of the Courtesy Bus that shuttles visitors between the car park and house, maintenance of self-drive battery vehicles, materials for the volunteer gardeners and has helped to equip the property’s Education Centre. In addition, many of the group’s members support Osterley through volunteering.

Friends of Red House

The Friends of Red House was established in 1998 to help Ted and Doris Hollamby, who had lived there since 1952, keep the house open to the public.

When the National Trust acquired the property in 2003, the group was asked to continue their work there, particularly in providing tour guides, staff for the shop and tea-room, and gardeners.

The group offers practical help and support towards the maintenance, restoration and conservation of Red House and its garden. It has funded several items of garden equipment, contributed towards the cost of replacing the main gates, and in 2015 made a major contribution towards the Philip Webb centenary exhibition.

London and West Middlesex NTV Group

Completing around 4,000 to 5,000 hours of volunteering in a typical year, the London and West Middlesex NTV Group is home to members from a wide range of backgrounds and age groups.

Founded in 1977, members are mostly from London and the South East and within the group there are volunteering parties that vary in size from eight to 15 people.

Richmond Association

The Richmond Association was founded in 1977 and has members in and around the Greater London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, spanning both banks of the river.

The group works closely with its local properties of Ham House and Osterley Park. Annual membership is £9 per person, £5 for each additional family member and £6 for the retired and over 60. When joining in January, membership runs until March of the following year.

The Cherry Garden at Ham House and Garden, London
The Cherry Garden at Ham House and Garden | © National Trust Images/Chris Davies

The London Centre

Founded in 1951, we have members from across London and its surrounding areas. We are fortunate in Greater London to have so many interesting and historic properties to visit. We can learn something new, get to know each other and raise funds for the National Trust (NT).
Our funds have helped the NT to plant trees, replace amenities for visitors, restore furniture and paintings, refurbish visitor facilities and develop gardens.
Our members receive a regular newsletter, plus email updates.

South East Surrey Association

Members from the Reigate, Redhill, Horley and surrounding areas are welcome to join the South East Surrey Association that was founded in 1981.

Wembley and District Centre

Looking for something to do in the evening? Interested in meeting new people? Join the Wembley and District Centre founded in 1979.

Wimbledon Association

The Wimbledon Association was founded in 1982 and has members from in and around south-west London.

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