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.

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London Historians Big Quiz 2018

A London Historians Event

Tue 29 May, 18:30h
Sir Christopher Hatton pub, Holborn

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Tour of Barber Surgeons' Hall

A London Historians Event

Barber Surgeons’ Hall, City of London.
Tue 12 June, 15.00 – 16.30h

Barber Surgeons Hall

The Barbers’ Company is ranked 17th in precedence among the 110 livery companies of the City of London. It is one of its oldest, having celebrated its 700th Anniversary in 2008. Charitable activities underpin the ethos of the Company and reflect, in large part, its medical origins. Whilst being thoroughly modern in the way it operates, the Company cherishes its history and many of its ancient customs and keeps these alive by continuing its own traditions and fully participating in the civic life of the City of London.The Company’s long history is reflected in its archive, library and silver collections which date from the sixteenth century to modern day.

Preceded by tea/coffee.
£12.50 + booking fee.
London Historians members only. Join London Historians.

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Tour of the Cinema Museum

A London Historians Event

The Cinema Museum, Lambeth.
Friday 22 June. 14.00 – 15.30 hours

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London’s Cinema Museum is devoted to keeping alive the spirit of cinema from the days before the multiplex. Set in historic surroundings in Kennington, close to the Elephant & Castle, the Cinema Museum houses a unique collection of artefacts, memorabilia and equipment that preserves the history and grandeur of cinema from the 1890s to the present day. Our 90 minute tour will explore this golden age of London cinema through a breathtaking collection of historical equipment, print and ephemera.

Members: £9 Non-member £11. Plus booking fee.

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Celebrating RAF100: London Historians Day Out

A London Historians Event

Streets of Westminster, starting at St Clement Danes
Sunday 8 July 1030 – 1600h

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Join LH Member and Westminster Guide Jen Pedler on this two part walk to celebrate the centenary of the Royal Air Force. We will, of course, stop at the historic aircraft which will be on display in Whitehall that weekend.

LH Members: £15 Non-Members £20 plus booking fee.
25% of all tickets goes towards the RAF100 Appeal.

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Layers of London Workshop

A London Historians Event

Thursday 12 July, 14.00h – 16.00h
Institute of Historical Research, Senate House.

The Layers of London project is creating a ground-breaking interactive online map through an extensive programme of public engagement and crowd-sourcing, resulting in a dynamic website allowing users to explore and engage with London’s history. No comparable website exists. This workshop will show delegates how the web site works using existing data and how to create your own projects using the system.

£5. London Historians members only. Join London Historians.
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Tracing London Ancestors

A London Historians Event

Thur 2 August, 18:00 – 20:00h
Society of Genealogists

Many LH members are also members of the Society, including its Chairman. This visit will comprise a behind-the-scenes tour, and a talk about the rudiments of Genealogy.

Special 25% membership discount to LH Members!

Free attendance to LH Members.
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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