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Walking Tours - East End's Russian Revolution

London

Vladimir Lenin was one of several Russian revolutionaries who settled temporarily in London as a political exile. From the early 1880s, the East End was also home to large numbers of Jews who fled the ...
11:00 -
13:00
24 February 2018 -
24 February 2018
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LN18213

Walking Tours - Victorian Slums Transformed

London

Victorian writers Charles Dickens, Henry Mayhew and Thomas Beames wrote about London’s notorious “rookeries”, areas beset by crime where people lived in overcrowded slum conditions. These four walks e ...
14:30 -
16:30
25 February 2018 -
25 March 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18210

Walking Tours - Defending the City

London

We will walk from Smithfield to Liverpool Street, following part of the Roman wall, hearing about the Roman soldiers protecting the city from marauders, the Saxons defending themselves from the Vikin ...
14:30 -
16:30
28 February 2018 -
28 February 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18212

Crime and Punishment in London

London

Marking 150 years since the ending of public executions in Britain, this engaging new course explores crime and punishment in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, through original historical source ...
2:00 PM -
3:30 PM
01 March 2018 -
22 March 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18203

Crime and Punishment in London

London

Marking 150 years since the ending of public executions in Britain, this engaging new course explores crime and punishment in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, through original historical source ...
18:30 -
20:00
01 March 2018 -
22 March 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18204

150 Years of Housing in London

London

From Victorian slums to super-luxury apartments, housing has always been a hot topic in London. Using pamphlets, photographs, ephemera and oral histories from our extensive archive collections, th ...
11:00 -
16:00
03 March 2018 -
03 March 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18209

Walking Tours - The Way of the River Wandle

London

Following the course of the River Wandle in South London from Croydon to Wandsworth. In contrast to the rivers flowing to the Thames from Hampstead, the Wandle is ‘mislaid’ rather than lost, so we sha ...
14:30 -
16:30
07 March 2018 -
28 March 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18211

Walking Tours - Brick Lane Battlegrounds, 1970s

London

The 1970s was a dramatic decade in East End history: decline on the docks, a changing population, new immigrants, renewed fascist activity, and blood on the streets. Struggles around housing and schoo ...
11:00 -
13:00
10 March 2018 -
10 March 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18214

A People's History of the East End - Early 19th Century

London

These four one-day-long classes will explore the rich and vibrant social history of London’s East End. From the early 17th century the East End was transformed by shipping and overseas trade, and the ...
10:00 -
17:00
10 March 2018 -
10 March 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18218

A People's History of East End - Late 19th Century

London

These four one-day-long classes will explore the rich and vibrant social history of London’s East End. From the early 17th century the East End was transformed by shipping and overseas trade, and the ...
10:00 -
17:00
17 March 2018 -
17 March 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18219