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.

The Battle of Waterloo Remembered

A London Historians Event

Hyde Park Corner and Mayfair
Tuesday, July 16 · 12:30 – 3pm

waterloo remembered

This guided walk visits memorials to those involved in the battle, looks at how the news was received in London and how the victory was eventually celebrated by a series of extravagant events. Finally we will look at how the Battle of Waterloo has had a longer influence on London from street names to institutions. Tour duration is approximately 2.5 hours. Led by LH Member Rob Smith.

More info and to book.

Guided Visit of Ironmongers' Hall

A London Historians Event

Mon, 29 Jul 2024, 11:00, City of London


The Worshipful Company of Ironmongers is one of the City of London Great Twelve Livery Companies. Its first charter was granted by King Edward IV in 1463, though its history goes back much further. Famous Ironmongers include Izaak Walton, Sir Robert Geffry and Sir Peter Estlin, Lord Mayor in 2018/19.

London Historians Members only. Join London Historians.

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London HIstorians Annual Lecture 2024

A London Historians Event

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

Exodus: The City of London’s Lost Residents.
How the City of London became illogical: lost residents, political dilemmas and placemaking. Our talk this year is presented by Dr Cathy Ross, former Director of Collections and Learning at the Museum of London and author of numerous books about the City. This lecture will trace the story of the City’s lost residents and explore the consequences for the City itself. By the 1860s, the Corporation of the City of London was comfortable with the notion that its patch of land was a ‘non-resident city’, but did national government agree? And where were the City’s workers to live if all the dwelling places had been demolished? The story touches on local government choices, housing and urban change. This talk will be illustrated with powerful slide collection comprising pictures of the City, past and present.

Followed by Q&A, wine reception and sale of our speaker’s latest book.

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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