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( Charity Number SC 027207 )

The London Members' Centre was established in 1979 with the aim of promoting the NTS to people in the London area and making membership of the NTS more enjoyable by arranging visits to places of interest and holding meetings and talks. In addition, the Centre raises funds to help support the National Trust for Scotland.

To run the LMC we have a main Committee (the members are also the Trustees) and a separate Visits Committee. We generally arrange two visits each month, Spring and late Autumn lectures and also a Spring Tour. This tour has been to Northern Ireland, Normandy, Dumfries & Galloway, Shropshire and Shetland in recent years. A short report on our June 2018 visit to Shetland can be seen by following this link.The visit to Dundee & Angus, scheduled for June 2020, has had to be postponed until 2021.

Our London based visits include Art Galleries and museums - where we usually arrange a private talk, and other places of interest not always open to the general public. Every quarter we hold a conducted walk somewhere in London led by a Blue Badge Guide.

We also hold two lectures each year. These take place at the Crown Court Church of Scotland in Covent Garden. The lectures are preceded by a buffet lunch which is a great occasion to meet and talk to other members; usually, the lecture has a Scottish theme.

Membership is open to all National Trust for Scotland and National Trust members, not just those in London and the South East, and currently costs just £12 per annum ( reduced to £10 per annum if paid by standing order ).

The Centre has over 350 members who enjoy a very full programme of social events, lectures and visits, some to places not normally open to the public. There is a charge for each visit, part of our fund-raising activities for the National Trust for Scotland, as a result of which we have been able to provide support for projects at many NTS properties throughout Scotland.

Coronavirus Disruption

Due to the Coronavirus restrictions London Members' Centre has had to cancel all meetings and visits for the time being. To illustrate a typical programme the list of proposed ( but now cancelled ) activities for the rest of 2020 are given below. The Centre now has a ( new website ), which is still under development, and we will use this to keep members up-to-date with developments. Our regular quarterly mailings are not possible under the circumstances but we will put a link to digital versions on our website to keep members informed. Please visit the site regularly.

Proposed Programme May to December 2020

Wednesday 6th May 2020. 1.30pm
Afternoon walk in the Old Highgate Village.
Join us for a fascinating journey into timeless England and learn more about historic Highgate with the very knowledgably Blue Badge Guide Tom Hooper. Just a few stops up the Northern Line and you are in a country village nestling round what was once an old pond. Here are lanes and cottages and Georgian houses and spectacular views across London.
Wednesday 13th May 2020, 12 noon
AGM & lecture - "NTS properties in Angus.".
Wednesay 10th to Monday 15th June 2020
Spring tour to Angus.
June 2020 (Date to be confirmed)
Visit to Pitzhanger Manor.
Friday 17th July 2020
Visit to Claremont, Esher.
July 2020 (Date to be confirmed)
Theatre visit.
August 2020 (Date to be confirmed)
Summer walk - The Mayflower in Rotherhithe.
Monday 7th September 2020
Tour of Waterman's Hall.
September 2020 (Date to be confirmed)
Chelsea Physic Garden.
October 2020 (Date to be confirmed)
Philharmonia Orchestra rehearsal.
November 2020 (Date to be confirmed)
Winter walk - Florence Nightingale Museum.
November 2020 (Date to be confirmed)
Christmas lecture.
December 2020 (Date to be confirmed)
Visit to The Queen's Gallery exhibition "Masterpieces of the Royal Collection".
December 2020 (Date to be confirmed)
Theatre visit

For more details on any of the above events or for any further information on LMC activities, please contact Bill Kemp ( Visit Co-ordinator ) either :-
by telephone - 020 8642 1491 or
by e-mail - billkemp48@hotmail.com.

For membership details please contact Jennifer Scoon, Membership Secretary. Telephone 01483 798 219 or
e-mail - membership@nts-lmc.scot.

The National Trust for Scotland - London Members' Centre is a registered Scottish charity number SC027207.

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