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

History in the Pub: London Women of Note

A London Historians Event

Tues 10 October, 18:30 – 21:00
Sir Christopher Hatton pub, Leather Lane. Cellar Bar.
Nearest Tube: Chancery Lane.

Learn about London history over a pint after work!
Our fourth in this immensely popular series. Eight London Historians talk for eight minutes each on their favourite Londoner from history, this time exclusively women subjects.

The lineup so far:
Amy Lamé on Annie Besant
Naomi Paxton on Pamela Coleman Smith
Diane Burstein on Muriel (and Doris) Lester
Stephen Coates on Hanna Courtoy
Colin Davey on Emily Davies
Tina Baxter on Mrs Beeton
Hannah Renier on Lucy Houston
Mike Paterson on Mary Wortley Montagu

Our MC and strict timekeeper for the evening is Matt Brown. Doors open 18:30h for 19:00h start. We should be done by around 21:15h followed by further socialising upstairs for the willing.

London Historians members: FREE.
Guests: Just £5 + small booking fee.
Book your place.

London Month of the Dead - October 2017

London Month of the Dead 2017
Curated and organised by LH Member Stephen Coates of Salon for the City fame. A wonderful month-long festival of talks, walks, lectures and workshops.
More information and booking.

Footprints of London Literary Festival 2017

literary footprints
The month of October by our friends at Footprints for London.
Note that LH Members get 15% discount on most of these tours.
Season ticket covering all walks is £40.
Programme and booking.

Further Stories of London

Sat 18 November, 2017. 10:00h – 17:00h
Southwark Cathedral
Futher Stories of London Southwark Cathedral

Day event comprising four lectures. Speakers include three LH Members: Caroline Shenton, George Goodwin, Julian Woodford, all excellent published historians and speakers.

At £10, outstanding value.

Full info and booking here.

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