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.

Currently 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 2017 are as follows: Wed 4 January; Wed 1 February; Wed 1 March; Wed 5 April; Wed 3 May; Wed 7 June; Wed 5 July; Wed 2 August; Wed 6 September; Wed 4 October; Wed 1 November; Wed 6 December.

monthly pub meet

Midsummer Awayday: Hertford's Pubs and History

A London Historians Event

Wednesday 21 June 11:30 to 16:00

with Peter Berthoud

Hertford is a beautiful and historic County town with lots of links to London, hundreds of listed buildings, four rivers, some fantastic pubs and it is just 50 minutes by train from Moorgate or Liverpool Street. During our day out we’ll wander through the town, see the end of the navigable Lee River, the remains of a Castle which was the country retreat of numerous monarchs and one time home to Parliament. We’ll pass many examples of 15th and 16th century architecture and an amazing 19th Century brewery. We will also look at the miniature local version of a Georgian “Egyptian Hall”, as well as the splendid Adam Shire Hall and much much more.

LH Members only. £25 + booking fee

More information and to book.

London and the Law: Walks and Visits

A London Historians Event

Led by LH Member Colin Davey with special pricing for LH Members.

Law walks 2017

Saturday 20 May 14:30. Legal London Highlights. Walk around London’s legal district, starting at the Old Bailey.

Tues 6 June, 11:00. Tour of the Royal Courts of Justice.

Tues 27 June, 11:30. Visit to the Supreme Court.

Click the links for details.
Prices from £8 for LH Members.

Tour of Carpenters' Hall

A London Historians Event

Thu 13 July. 11:00 – 12:30h

carpenters' hall

The Carpenters’ Company started as a medieval trade guild over 700 years ago, receiving its first Royal Charter in 1477. Since 1429, there have been three Halls on the same site. The current building was opened in 1960, its predecessor having been destroyed in the Blitz. Our tour – led by the Company’s Archivist, will be of the function/ceremonial rooms covering the history of the Hall and Company. Coffee and biscuits included!

LH Members $9. Non-members/guests: £11

For more information and to book

Handel: Water Music 300

Monday 17 July 18:00h – 22:00h
The Thames, leaving from Temple Pier

We commemorate the day and even the time of this Handel masterpiece, written to celebrate the new Hanoverian monarchy at the dawn of the Georgian era. Join us on board the Golden Jubilee where we’ll eat, drink and enjoy a live orchestral recital of the Water Music and other Handel compositions. Georgian costume encouraged but not insisted on!
LH Members: £65. Non-members: £75
For more information and booking.

Presented by Georgian Dining Academy and London Historians with the kind support of Handel House.

London Historians Annual Lecture 2017

A London Historians Event

Thursday 7 September 2016, 18:30h.
Gresham College, Barnard’s Inn Hall

gresham college

Plesae mark this diary date and watch this space for details!

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