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Learn on your lunchtime: London History Day 2018 Events

  • Aerial view of Barbican Centre

    Barbican Centre

    Discover the fascinating history behind the building of the Centre and the surrounding estate.

  • Engraved wooden door

    Barbican Library

    Discover the fascinating and surprising literary history of the City.

  • Benjamin Franklin House

    Benjamin Franklin House

    Half price entry to Franklin’s only remaining home. Hear how his London years shaped him from printer’s apprentice to revolutionary hero.

  • Policeman on motorbike talking on a radio

    City of London Police Museum

    Discover the courageous stories of PC Choat and the winner of a George Medal at the City of London Police Museum.

  • Painting of the First London School Board, featuring suffragists Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and Emily Davies

    Guildhall Art Gallery and London's Roman Amphitheatre

    Step back in time, sit up straight, and mind your manners to take part in a Victorian school lesson inside Guildhall Art Gallery.

  • Piano

    Handel & Hendrix in London

    A chance to hear Baroque music performed in the intimate setting of Handel’s Music Room, where the composer himself would have played 250 years ago.

  • New Dawn

    Houses of Parliament

    Discover more about the campaign for votes for women and celebrate the 159th anniversary of Big Ben first marking time.

  • Institute of Historical Research

    Institute of Historical Research

    Layers of London is an innovative project that will provide access online to London's heritage.

  • Girl using a magnifying glass to look at an old document

    London Metropolitan Archives

    The exciting story of London’s women and their power revealed through a programme of workshops, film, talks, tours and document displays.

  • View of the side of a van with KINOVan written on the side

    London's Screen Archives and London Metropolitan Archives

    A free archive film screening with the KinoVan (a mobile cinema van) at the Guildhall Yard.

  • Children examining an interactive scale model of London

    New London Architecture

    Visit NLA to see our incredible scale model of the city past, present and future.

  • Statue of Sir John Betjamen on the concourse at St Pancras Station

    St Pancras International

    Enjoy a lunchtime walk and an evening debate exploring some of the highlights of St Pancras International’s rich 150 years of history.

  • Emma Brownlow

    The Foundling Museum

    Foundling Museum curators introduce the life and works of Victorian artist Emma Brownlow, including sketches never previously displayed in public.

  • John Singleton Copley, The Death of Major Peirson, 6 January 1781, Oil on canvas

    The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art

    A lecture focusing on powerful examples of 18th-century British art that explores the ways in which artists dealt with, and depicted, the subject of courage.

  • Model ship in a box

    Turner's House

    Come and learn more about Sandycombe Lodge during both the Napoleonic and Second World War with our special talks, then enjoy family crafts.

  • Mutton Bone Doll

    V&A Museum of Childhood

    A free midday tour of the V&A Museum of Childhood led by the archivist.