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

Tour of the Old Vic Theatre

A London Historians Event

Friday 8 December 10.30h – 21:00h

We anticipate the 200th anniversary (May 2018) of this venerable old lady of the stage. The original building on its original site, the home of Lilian Baylis, Edmund Kean, Donald Wolfit, Laurence Olivier and thousands of wonderful thesps great and small. We will tread in their footsteps, peer at their shadows and hear the echos of their voices.

London Historians members and their guests only, from £12.50.

More information and booking.

Tour of Goldsmiths' Hall

A London Historians Event
Mon 4 December. 12:00h 1 hour.

Goldsmiths’ Hall, an imposing neo-Classical building by Philip Hardwick and completed in 1835, dominates Foster Lane. It is the third of the Company’s halls on this site having survived a very near miss during the Blitz.
Our tour will be conducted by the Company’s Librarian, lasting about an hour.

LH Members and guests only: £8.
More info and booking.

Southwark Cathedral Events

Sunday 15 October 1.00pm – 3.00pm
Roman Southwark Walk
Uncover Southwark Cathedral’s Roman secrets and learn about the impact that the Romans had on Southwark.
£9.00 Booking

Saturday 4 November 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Southwark’s Lost Burial Grounds – Guided Walk
Join historian Caroline Swan (LH Member!) and discover Southwark’s fascinating lost burial grounds.
£10.00 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