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

The railway age transformed London and revolutionised the world.

Magnificent stations across London attest to the sheer feat of engineering achieved at the time, and this attention to detail also extended to the water towers that supplied the steam trains.

St Pancras Waterpoint is an ornate Victorian water tank, designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, the architect of the iconic Midland Grand Hotel. The Waterpoint was one of our larger and more complex projects. In 1997, during the building of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, the Waterpoint was threatened with demolition, and we were tasked with saving it.

How do you move a historic 2,400 cubic foot cast iron water tank? Click here to find out.

St Pancras Waterpoint project - unloading lower section at new site

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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The 29th May 1961
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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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