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

Society of Antiquaries of London: Private Tour

A London Historians Event

Mon 10 April, 10:00 – 12:00
Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly.

Specialist guided tour of the rooms of this ancient historical institution, including one of the best medieval Royal portrait collections. Preceded by tea/coffee/biscuits.
LH Members: £12
More information and to book.

The Thin Veil of London

A London Historians Event

“Guided Walk through Bloomsbury and Holborn into Other Worlds!”
Thursday 6 April 18:00h – 20:00h
led by Rich Cochrane and Robert Kingham.

Inspired by the stories of Arthur Machen (1863-1947). The Thin Veil of London takes us on a journey into the silent corners of Holborn and Bloomsbury: It is a journey into the worlds of Faery and science, madness and ecstasy, and what Machen called the eternal beauty hidden beneath the crust of common and commonplace things; hidden and yet burning and glowing continually if you care to look with purged eyes.

LH Members £12;50. Non-members: £17:50

More info and to book.

18 Stafford Terrace: Private Tour

A London Historians Event

21 April 2017. 11:00 – 12:30

18 Stafford Terrace gives an insight into the personal lives of the Sambourne family, and also provides a rare example of what was known as an ‘Aesthetic interior’ or ‘House Beautiful’ style. The Aesthetic Movement of the late nineteenth century advocated the use of foreign or ‘exotic’ influences in the decoration of the home.

London Historians Members: £12 + small fee.
More info and to book.

Event image is ©Kevin Moran Photography.

The London Historians Big Quiz

A London Historians Event

Tue 23 May. 18:30 – 21:00
The Sir Christopher Hatton, Leather Lane.

Introducing the inaugural London Historians annual quiz!
If you know your Westminster Abbey from your Westminster Cathedral, this is the night out for you to pit your knowledge against your fellow London history nuts.

  • Challenging but not impossible.
  • Compiled and presented by London’s #1 quizmaster, Matt Brown.
  • Team Format.
  • Fab Prizes.

More info and to enter, here.

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

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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