London Historians' Monthly Pub Meet

A London Historians Event

*We are now conducting these online via Zoom on the dates below and also other ad-hoc sessions. Join instructions via Members’ newsletter.

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

Currently and until further notice we are using upstairs at the Hand and Shears, 1 Middle Street, Cloth Fair EC1A 7JA. This historic pub was awarded Grade 1 listed status in February 2020, one of only two London pubs thus listed.

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 2020 are as follows: Wed 8 January; Wed 5 February; Wed 4 March; Wed 1 April; Wed 6 May; Wed 3 June; Wed 1 July; Wed 5 August; Wed 2 September; Wed 7 October; Wed 4 November; Wed 2 December.

Tour of Trinity House

A London Historians Event

Thurs 3 September 2020, 11.00 – 12.00h
Trinity House, Trinity Square, Tower Hill
Live, physical event, not Zoom! 12 places.

Founded in 1514 by Henry VIII, The Corporation of Trinity House is the General Lighthouse Authority responsible for Aids to Navigation around the coasts of England, Wales, Channel Islands and Gibraltar. This one hour tour begins in the entrance hall and takes in the principal rooms on the first floor including the Court Room with its beautiful painted ceiling.

LH Members only. £11 + fee.

More info and to book your place

London Historians Annual Lecture 2020

A London Historians Event

Thurs 10 September 2020, 7pm. Online Event
Annual Lecture 2020 Image Hogarth
Playing Fair – Fairgrounds and Theatres in Shakespeare’s London
Professor Tiffany Stern
We examine the broader range of entertainment in London at the time of Shakespeare and beyond.

LH Members: £3, non-Members: £5.50. Excludes booking fee.

For more information and to book your place.

Free and Affordable Lectures

Several institutions host wonderful history lectures which are either free or cost very little.
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