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 2023 are as follows: Tue 4 January; Tue 7 February; Tue 7 March; Tue 4 April; Tue 2 May; Tue 6 June; Tue 4 July; Tue 1 August; Tue 5 September; Tue 3 October; Tue 7 November; Tue 5 December.

Dulwich: Village, Hamlet and Suburb

A London Historians Event

Friday 29 September 11.00 – 13.00h
from North Dulwich Railway Station.

History walk on how Dulwich Village evolved featuring diverse architecture, historic graveyard, iconic London pub and great local characters. Led by LH member and London guide Richard Watkins.

More information and to book.

Westminster Abbey and Archive

A London Historians Event

Tuesday 3 October 11.30 – 16.30h (approx)
Westminster Abbey.

This comprehensive visit to the Abbey starts with a one hour special visit to the archives followed by a tour of the Abbey which includes the Jubilee Galleries in the triforium, opened in 2018, a remarkable museum of medieval and Tudor history plus much besides.

London Historians Members only. Join London Historians.

More information and to book.

History in the Pub: London Executions

A London Historians Event

Wednesday 4 October, 19.00 – 21.00h
Sir Christopher Hatton pub, Holborn.

Learn some history over a pint after work! Our popular talks format where eight historians talk for eight minutes each about eight Londoners. Plus speed quiz by our MC, Matt Brown. This time we feature eight historically interesting executions including Dr Dodd, Henry Vane, Ruth Ellis, Jack Shepherd and more.

Book your place here.

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