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

The King's Army Parade

29 January 2017, from 10:45
St James’s, Whitehall, starting in the Mall near St James’s Palace.
king's army parade
Annual commemoration by the English Civil War Society of the execution of Charles I on 30 November 1649. Hundreds of men, women and children in period costume. A spectacle not to be missed and a great day out.
Our report from 2012.

Lunchtime Lecture: Mr Barry's War

2 February, 13:15. National Portrait Gallery
mr barry's war
LH Member Caroline Shenton talks about her book, Mr Barry’s War, the story of how architect Charles Barry designed and supervised the rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster after the 1834 fire which destroyed the old palace.
More information and to book.

Leighton House Tour: Flaming June

A London Historians Event

24 February, 11:30. Leighton House, W14.

Flaming June

The former home and studio of Frederic, Lord Leighton, RA. Includes viewing of the show which features his masterpiece, Flaming June , on loan only until April. Led by Senior Curator, Daniel Robbins.
LH Members: £15.50.
More information and booking.

London Scottish Regiment and Museum

A London Historians Event

Friday 10 March, 14:30h.
Horseferry Road, SW1.

london scottish regiment

This territorial regiment was founded in the mid 19C, fought in both World Wars, earned three Victoria Crosses, and still serves today as part of the London Regiment. Not routinely open to the publc, the drill hall and museum are the original home of the regiment. We’ll be having a curator-led tour.
LH Members: £9.50
More information and to book.

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