All Aboard For The National Trust's Routemaster Road Trips

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All Aboard For The National Trust's Routemaster Road Trips


Throughout October, the National Trust is offering a series of Routemaster road trips through London and beyond. The 50-year-old bus will be commandeered by special guests, who'll host the trips to National Trust properties in and around the capital.

Here's the itinerary...

Destruction/Reconstruction: Post-War London

5 October 2013, 11am-3pm

Joe Kerr of the Royal College of Arts leads a tour of the major redevelopment sites following WWII, including the Southbank Centre and Barbican. £30/£26

Claremont Landscape Garden and Ham House

6 October 2013, 10.30am-6pm

Visit the green oasis of Claremont near Esher, before heading to the 17th century mansion on the Thames near Richmond. £20/£16

Coffeehouse Tour With The Idler Academy

12 October 2013, 2pm-6pm

Dr Matthew Green, famous for touring the City's old coffee house sites, spreads his wings, leading the coach beyond the Square Mile to Notting Hill and Chelsea in search of caffeine hits. £40

Red House and Hall Place & Gardens

13 October 2013, 10.30am-6pm

A chance to explore two of south-east London's historic houses. Red House was the self-designed abode of William Morris, while Hall Place is Grade I listed Tudor survival. £20/£16

Style City: 1930s London

19 October 2013, 11am-3pm

Joe Kerr's back to take you on a tour of London's art deco highlights. The trip includes stop-offs at Goldfinger's 2 Willow Road, Senate House and Finsbury Medical Centre. £30/£26

Clandon Park and Hatchlands

20 October 2013, 10.30am-6pm

The bus ventures fully out of London, visiting the Palladian mansion of Clandon Park near Guildford and nearby Hatchlands Park, which contains Europe's largest collection of keyboard instruments. £20/£16

A History of London with The School of Life

26 October 2013, 10am-4.30pm

Leo Hollis, whose books include The Stones of London and The Phoenix, leads a ten-stop tour through the city's past. £70

Ightham Mote

27 October 2013, 10.30am-6pm

Head down to Sevenoaks for this 700-year-old mansion house. If nothing else, you'll learn (a) how to pronounce Ightham, (b) what a mote is. £20/£16

All trips are open for booking now. We might even see you on a few.

Last Updated 25 September 2013