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The National Trust take you behind London’s closed doors

Posted at 3:30 pm, October 29, 2012 in Arts & Entertainment, Fun London, Secret London
Soho Stories

Thought the National Trust was for dog-walkers and stately home fans? Think again. The Trust has just launched ‘The London Project’, a programme of new events at unexpected London locations. And it’s just won Gold at the Digital Impact Awards (yup, that’s the ‘stakeholder communications’ Olympics) for its free Soho Stories app. Soho Stories, narrated by Barry Cryer and various other Soho types like Janet Street Porter, is a sweary, seedy, poetical tour of the secret history of London’s veteran sex district. It’s so full of references to Damien Hirst and Francis Bacon that you’d think Time Out had written it. We didn’t, but we wish we had. So we’ve joined forces with the new-look Trust to present ‘Behind Closed Doors’ (over five weekends from Nov 3), which will get you access to medieval burial grounds, the government’s secret art collection, and a notorious private member’s club.

Find out more info on Behind Closed Doors; download Soho Stories go to itunes.apple.com/soho-stories.

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