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Walk History

Download Historic England's free app to explore London's stories.

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On London History Day download our free Walk History app and take a stroll along one of the fascinating stories that have made London what it is today.

Find out about Brixton's Windrush Generation, the Battle of Cable Street, 130 years of Queer Soho, Post-War architecture in The City, the rise of the railways in Camden and more!

 


London's great stories are brought to life with photos, archive images and sometimes the odd video. The app will also help you identify architectural periods in the buildings around you and understand what makes them different.

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Brixton sketch
Download our free app to find out about Brixton’s Windrush Generation, the Battle of Cable Street, 130 years of Queer Soho, Post-War architecture in The City, the rise of the railways in Camden and more!

Visit:

  • Brixton - find out how West Indians came to settle in Brixton and start their long and difficult struggle for recognition and inclusion in British society
  • Soho - visit those hidden and sometimes forgotten places that have kept Soho queer, from the late Victorian era to the present day
  • Camden - for a walk through its abundant railway heritage, compiled by the Camden Railway Heritage Trust
  • Ealing - for a walk through Ealing's built heritage created in the 1970s by witty publisher John Foster White and now updated by Ealing Civic Society
  • Whitechapel - where more than 100,000 took to the streets in a stand against Sir Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists in 1936

Find out more and download the app

 

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