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Transforming places for local people.

London Historic Buildings Trust is London’s only city-wide building preservation trust.

Since 1992, we’ve been specialising in heritage-led regeneration to save at-risk historic buildings to benefit communities across London.

Celebrating 30 years of rescuing London’s heritage

30 years, £7 million of coordinated funding, 7 buildings removed from the Heritage at Risk Register and impactful re-use for local communities.

From affordable housing to innovative workspaces, to healthcare sites and community spaces, we’ve created new places across the city which unify today’s communities with special buildings of the past.

Though we’re a small organisation, we’re continually developing new projects and activities, enabling us to amplify our impact and engage more communities in cherisihing their local heritage.

This Month’s Snapshot

High streets are the heart of our communities; they’re the bridge through time, where people have always come together in a supportive way of living, instilling a unique sense of character into our towns and cities.

The High Street Heritage Action Zone initiative is a £95 million government-funded programme delivered by Historic England which aims to re-energise our historic high streets across the country by connecting local people with the heritage of where they live.

How are we doing this?

Click here to read more about our exciting work on the Petticoat Lane and South Norwood High Street Action Zones, a testament to the power of community-led collaboration and the preservation of local heritage.

Preparing walking tours for the South Norwood High Street heritage Action Zone
A view down historic Wentworth Street in Tower Hamlets towards the City of London's skyscrapers. Market Stalls extend down the street.

Our Current Projects

‘HOW TO’ – free training materials for Community Groups

HOW TO is part of LHBT’s ongoing training programme, specifically designed to empower and equip communities and organisations with the knowledge to take on heritage projects.

These short and snappy virtual sessions are free to attend and open to all.

Each session breaks projects down into simple key elements, with case studies, Q&As top tips and links to further resources and support. Learn how to take on a heritage project from experts in the field.

These sessions were recorded, and each can now be accessed online along with a pdf of every presentation.

LHBT Project Managers are generously supported by Historic England
through a Regional Capacity Building Grant 

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Get Involved

Whether you have a passion for saving buildings that lie unloved or for bringing buildings and communities together to generate social benefits, there are many ways in which you can get involved and help us to create a brighter future for the Capital’s built heritage.

You can make a one off donation to support our work.

Keep up to date with what we’re doing and seeing how projects are progressing.

If you’re a more hands on kind of person than why not sign up?

We often hold events or workshops which were designed to help support volunteer led groups.

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