"Will we go on more trips like this? We need more trips because like we saw a different place. It is our first time to see something like this. I want to know about it. To go on trips to know the world - what happened to the world."
— Mohammed Alwaked, age 13
Proud Places is a London-wide education programme inspiring young people with the world around them. Using heritage projects we introduce children aged 7 and upwards to important themes in everyday places… the hidden stories of London and why they matter.
Through free site visits and creative workshops, this is a chance to find out about buildings, conservation and craftsmanship – what you never knew about the city all around you.
The programme helps young people improve their life choices as well as their life skills. We are specialists in alternative provision schools and youth groups as well as primary and secondary pupils. The programme was developed with our Proud Places Young Ambassadors and launched in October 2020 with funding from the Jones Day Foundation.
For more information on the Heritage of London Trust go to our webpage heritageoflondon.org
"Not gonna lie, this was genuinely the best day we've had yet! Every week I think it's not gonna top the last and it does! This is the best day I've ever had! I'll say to my mates, what did YOU do this Wednesday?! NOTHING.”
Devon Fields, 19, Proud Places Young Ambassador
Find out a little more about the Proud Places experience!
A stonemason engages with young ambassadors
Learning how to restore a historical landmark.
Proud Places Careers Day at Jones Day
Year 10s go to the Jones Day HQ to partake in a mock 'Dragons Den' pitching restoration projects.
Exploring hidden heritage
A young person from a pupil referral unit examines a horse's bridle at Cranford Stables.
A Proud Places visit at Wanstead Grotto, locked to the public for over 100 years.
Proud Places Ambassador looking down into St Bart's
Proud Places Ambassador explores hidden spaces of St Bart's
Inside Pope's Grotto
A young person from a youth group explores Pope's Grotto.
Leaning Woman Statue
A youth group visit the Leaning Woman statue.
Proud Places stone masonry
A young person from a pupil referral unit tries their hand at stone masonry.
A young person shows her poem at our literacy workshop inspired by a visit to Pope's Grotto.
Older pupils learning about stonemason tools
The programme offers interactive London school trips.
Workshops with Salusbury World refugee group
An artist matches historic paint on statues
Historic paint specialist Pedro da Costa Felgueiras at work in Whitechapel.
Children at Cranford Lock up
Exploring the life of Victorian rogues and villains in this police cell.
Site visits are fully risk-assessed including for Covid and groups can be as small as necessary.
Heritage of London Trust
34 Grosvenor Gardens
Tel: 020 7099 0559
This programme has been funded with the generosity of the Jones Day Foundation