This tour will take place in person.
Bishopsgate Institute has collected books, maps, and a wealth of other materials from London’s history for over 120 years. Join Special Collections & Archives Manager Stefan Dickers to hear about London’s celebrity detectives and gangsters, and find out what happened to a rowdy group of builders drinking on a rooftop in 1806.
Explore the different collections we hold on London history through our Archives.
Who is this tour for?
This tour is for anyone with an interest in London history.
- This tour goes down into our archive store, and we regret that this tour is not accessible to anyone who uses a wheelchair or who is unable to use steps or stairs.
- Although the space is air conditioned and well-ventilated, social distancing isn't always possible and we therefore kindly ask guests to wear a mask when on the tour.
How we’re keeping you safe
Keeping you safe and healthy is our number one priority. In line with Government guidelines you must wear a face covering at all times when visiting our building, unless you are exempt. We have installed perspex screening at our reception desks to protect our staff.
If you test positive for Covid-19 or are asked to isolate and are not able to attend your class or pre-booked event, please contact the Bishopsgate Box Office for further information (email@example.com). Please do not come to the Institute in person if you have symptoms or have tested positive.
For our in-person courses you will need to take a lateral flow test before coming to the Institute, and only come into the building if you have a negative result.
Bishopsgate Institute has strict cleaning protocols in place and ventilation throughout the building. There are hand-sanitising stations available throughout the building and touch-free drinking fountains. Find out more about how we’re keeping you safe.
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Meet the Host
Stef is the Special Collections and Archives Manager at Bishopsgate Institute and has been responsible for the development of the Institute's collections on the history of London, protest and activism, and LGBTQ+ Britain. He qualified as an archivist in 2001 and started at Bishopsgate in 2005.
Previous to this, Stef worked in the archives of the London School of Economics and Senate House Library. He will talk at extraordinary length about the collections whenever asked and regularly entertains groups of students, groups and family/local history societies on the wonders they can find in the Special Collections and Archives at the Institute.
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- 18:30 - 20:00
- Bishopsgate Institute
- Stefan Dickers
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