London Historians

London Historians' Monthly Pub Meet

A London Historians Event

We have an informal gathering of socialising on the first Wednesday of every month. From 6:30 pm. All are welcome.

We meet upstairs at the Hoop and Grapes, in Farringdon.
We have about 30 attendees most months and you can come as early or late as you like, we’re always still there at Last Orders. All welcome, not just LH members.
Meetings for all of 2018 are as follows: Wed 3 January; Wed 7 February; Wed 7 March; Wed 4 April; Wed 2 May; Wed 6 June; Wed 4 July; Wed 1 August; Wed 5 September; Wed 3 October; Wed 7 November; Wed 5 December.

monthly pub meet

London’s Public Street Markets: The City beyond the City

18 January 2018 18:30h – 20:00h
Studio Egret West, 3 Brewhouse Yard, EC1V 4JQ

A talk by Dr Peter Jones
Join Dr. Peter Jones as he illustrates how vibrant informal street markets have played an essential role in shaping modern London. Unregulated, open markets in Victorian London (Leather Lane, Columbia Road, the New Cut, the Brill) defined the commercial and cultural identity of the expanding metropolis, alongside its architecturally grandiose closed markets (Smithfield, Billingsgate, Covent Garden).
More information.
Hosted by the London Society with special ticket pricing for LH Members (see December Members’ newsletter).

LASS 2018: Anglo-Saxon London

Saturday, 10 March 2018, 14:00 – 18:30, Woburn Suite, Senate House
John Clark (UCL, Museum of London), Built by the Skill of the Ancient Romans: Anglo-Saxon Responses to Roman London
Sue Hirst (Museum of London Archaeology), The Archaeology of Early and Middle Anglo-Saxon London
Richard North (UCL), King Cnut and the Garrison City of London
Michael Bintley (Canterbury), London and Other Cities in Anglo-Saxon Texts

Includes: tea/coffee and wine reception.
More info and booking.

Free and Affordable Lectures

Several institutions host wonderful history lectures which are either free or cost very little.
The National Archives, a short walk from Kew Gardens Station, have free talks on most Thursday afternoons. They also have other low cost ticket events. Detail
The venerable Gresham College holds free lectures at its HQ in Barnards Inn, Holborn and also at Museum of London. Details.
Guildhall Library has free lunchtime lectures and £5 evening ones, which include a glass of wine. Details