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.

Wednesday 5 November 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 2014 are as follows: Wed 8 January; Wed 5 February; Wed 5 March; Wed 2 April; Wed 7 May; Wed 4 June; Wed 2 July; Wed 6 August; Wed 3 September; Wed 1 October; Wed 5 November; Wed 3 December.

monthly pub meet

From Doorsteps to Battlefields: Remembering the Great War

A London Historians Event in partnership with Waterstone’s

Remembrance Image Project
Image: Simon Gregor, Remembrance Image Project

Monday, 3 November 2014, 7:00PM
This event is free but please reserve your place by email:
Chaired by Matt Brown, Londonist’s Editor-at-Large
Welcomes historian Duncan Barrett and photographer Simon Gregor, both LH Members. Duncan’s book Men of Letters explores the role of the Post Office during the Great War and, through letters and diaries, the personal stories of ordinary postmen and messenger boys who swapped delivery rounds for the trenches. In turn photographs from Simon’s The Remembrance Image Project lead us into the battlefields as they stand today to considers the emotion of place and the power of remembrance.
Further details: 0207 851 2400

Hogarth's London

The Cartoon Museum
22 October 2014 – 18 January 2015
hogarth south sea bubble 1721

To commemorate the 250th anniversary of Hogarth’s death (26 October 1764), this exhibition celebrates his work as it chronicles street scenes of London, 18C Londoners and their follies. Spitalfields, Cheapside, Covent Garden, St James’s. etc. It’s all there in irreverent, rude Hogarthian detail.
Free with entry ticket: £7.
More information.
Associated Events.

London Month of the Dead

October 2014.

Organised by LH Members from Antique Beat with other Members also participating. A series of talks and walks on the theme of death. Percentage of proceeds are in support of Brompton and Kensal Green cemeteries.

Full programme.

Literary Footprints

literary footprints
The month of October by our friends at Footprints for London.
Note that LH Members get 15% discount on all of these tours.
Programme and booking.

Salon for the City

Programme for 2014 with LH Member discount.
6:30pm at Westminster Arts Library.

SEPTEMBER 25th – THE BIG SMOKE – London and drugs
Mike Jay and Richard Weight take a trip through the intoxicated city.
Jerry White and Dr Louise Hide uncover the darker side of wartime London.
Ross MacFarlane and Lee Jackson focus on London filth.

£8, £4.40 concessions. Includes free cocktail.
More information and booking.


Museum of London, Docklands. 27 June – 2 November 2014.
Joseph Farrington, View of Westminster Bridge from the South East, 1789
Joseph Farrington, View of Westminster Bridge from the South East, 1789

Drawing on the museum’s significant art collections, Bridge is the largest art exhibition ever to be staged at the Museum of London Docklands and Features rarely seen contemporary and historical artworks, alongside photography and film, to consider the significance of bridges within London’s landscape. – See more at:


More information.

Goodbye Piccadilly - from Home Front to Western Front

Exhibition, London Transport Museum
16 May 2014 – 8 March 2015
goodbye piccadilly
This major exhibition will reveal the untold story of London’s Home Front during the First World War; how drivers took their buses to the Front to support the war effort, how women advanced into the transport workforce for the first time and how Londoners came under deadly attack from the air as total war came to the Capital. Goodbye Piccadilly will commemorate and explore the contribution of London’s motor buses and their drivers to the First World War and the upheaval for Londoners on what became for the first time the ‘Home Front’.
More info.
There are also talks and other associated events, including Kate Adie, Prof Jerry White and David Bownes.

Artists Rifles Exhibitions

Artists Rifles
As the 100th Anniversary of WW1 approaches, we remember the men of the Artists Rifles in a series of exhibitions curated by London Historians Member Patrick Baty, @PatrickBaty. They will take place in Hampshire (dates below) and London (dates TBA).
The Artists Rifles – from Pre-Raphaelites to Passchendaele
Southampton City Art Gallery: 4 April – 28 June 2014
The Sainsbury Gallery at Willis Museum: 5 July – 27 September 2014
The Gallery at Gosport Discovery Centre: 4 October – 27 December 2014

More info