London Historians' Monthly Pub Meet

A London Historians Event

We have an informal gathering of socialising at the beginning of every month. From 6:30 pm. We have up to 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.

The pub we use is the excellent Wheatsheaf at 25 Rathbone Place, Fitzrovia, W1T 1JB. It’s just five mins walk from Tottenham Court Road Station (Central, Elizabeth, Northern).

We meet on first Tuesday of the month, no longer first Wednesday as previous years.

On the following dates:
Meetings for all of 2024 are as follows: Tue 2 January; Tue 6 February; Tue 5 March; Tue 2 April; Tue 7 May; Tue 4 June; Tue 2 July; Tue 6 August; Tue 3 September; Tue 1 October; Tue 5 November; Tue 3 December.

Inns of Literature

A London Historians Event

Thurs 23 May, 11.00 – 15.30h

Guided walk. This event is in two parts with a break for lunch. So many are connected with the law, writing and Legal London. Dickens of course, closely followed by Shakespeare, but also Goldsmith, Mortimer, McEwan, Trollope and CJ Sansom, to name just a few. Even Max Mosley can be given an appearance. So dust off the briefs, robe up appropriately, and join London Historians Member, tour guide and former City law firm managing partner Colin Davey, for a literary romp around the Inns of Court and surrounding area.

More info and booking.

Garrick Club Visit

A London Historians Event

Wed 12 June. 10-00 – 12-00h
Garrick Club, Covent Garden

The Garrick was founded in 1831 by a group of literary gentlemen under the patronage of the King’s brother, the egalitarian Duke of Sussex. They announced that the Club would be a place where ‘actors and men of refinement and education might meet on equal terms’, where ‘patrons of the drama and its professors were to be brought together’, and where ‘easy intercourse was to be promoted between artists and patrons’. This two hour tour begins with tea/coffee and biscuits and then goes on to explore the building concentrating, largely, on its remarkable art collection featuring our leading actors and dramatists of the past.

Sorry, London Historians members only. Join London Historians.

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British Airways Heritage Collection

A London Historians Event

Harmondsworth. Thur 20 June, 14.00h

Group visit to the airline’s Head Office to see over a century of aviation heritage. Our visit will comprise a guided tour, a slide presentation and talk and a free roam through the colliection itself. The canteen will be made available to us for anyone who wishes to arrive early for a bite of lunch. We are advised that a hot meal costs around a fiver: not bad!

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London HIstorians Annual Lecture 2024

A London Historians Event

Guildhall Library, City of London
Thursday 5 September 2024, 1800 – 2000h.

Speaker and topic details TBA!
Usual format: an engaging talk followed by wine reception.

Please make a diary note.

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