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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

Opening the same year as the London Underground in 1863, St George’s Garrison Church in Woolwich was built for the Army’s Royal Regiment of Artillery. Adorned with beautiful, intricate mosaics from the Venetian workshop of Antonio Salvati, the chapel was designed by T.H Wyatt in an Italian-Romanesque style.

It was subjected to bombardment through both World Wars and in 1944, a flying V1 bomb caused catastrophic damage. The church remained roofless for several decades, its fine decorative features deteriorating from exposure to pollution and weather.

Ownership was transferred to us in 2011, after which we undertook a complex two-phase renovation project, in 2015 and 2017, to restore the site.

Click here to see how we saved a 150-year-old church…

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St George's Garrison Church, Woolwich.
The Black Victorians performance at St George's Garrison Church 2020

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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