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South London: London History Day Events

  • Gun emplacements on Clapham Common

    Clapham Society

    A walk along the south side of Clapham Common seeing how the war came to Clapham and the lasting effect it has had on our streets and the development of South London.

  • Children drawing in a garden

    Garden Museum

    Vegetarian cooking workshop and drop-in art sessions at the Garden Museum.

  • Two girls with afro hair styles

    Herne Hill Free Film Festival

    A free screening of documentary Beyond the Photo, plus a Q & A with the director of the film, Cathy Hassan. This documentary is a retrospective look at 1970s Black Britain.

  • Aerial view of airfield

    Kenley Revival Project

    Take a two-mile walk around RAF Kenley with the Kenley Revival Project Manager and learn about RAF Kenley's significant Battle of Britain history.

  • Old black and white photo of women wearing placquards

    Kingston Museum and Kingston History Centre

    Kingston Museum and History Centre will be exploring the suffrage movement through new exhibits, and during our children’s Thumbs Up craft event.

  • Poster advertising production of Sweeney Todd

    Kingston University Archives and Special Collections

    London Eyes: A View of the City from Kingston University Archives is an exhibition looking at London life through our collections.

  • Vistiors at the Kirkaldy Testing Museum

    Kirkaldy Testing Museum

    Discover how a pioneering and visionary Victorian engineer lived by the courage of his convictions!

  • Painting of a couple dancing outside the Artichoke public house in Lambeth Marsh, now Lower Marsh.

    Lambeth Archives Department

    A behind-the-scenes tour at Lambeth Archives.

  • Painting of the Great Fire of London

    London Fire Brigade Museum

    Be transported back to the Great Fire of London then catapult into the present, enjoy storytelling, craft activities, fire safety talks and demonstrations.

  • Group of people looking at illuminated slides

    South London Gallery

    The South London Gallery presents a small display relating to health and wellbeing in south London from the mid-19th to mid-20th century.

  • Old photo of a crowd gathering for meeting

    The Kennington Chartist Project

    A guided walk around Kennington Park focusing on the 1848 Chartist Rally on Kennington Common when thousands marched in support of democratic reform.

  • Images of stffragettes

    The National Archives

    Take a trip behind the scenes at The National Archives and discover some of the incredible suffrage documents in our collection.

  • Victorian Surgical Kit

    The Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret

    Join us for a walk on "The Nests of Satan" and/or a talk on "The Courage of Victorian Surgeons and Patients".

  • Ned Seago at The Old Vic Stage Door

    The Old Vic

    Join us on London History Day for a special Bicentenary History Tour of The Old Vic.

  • Tower Bridge

    Tower Bridge Exhibition

    Join in with our family activities and make a bus model to discover the story of Albert Gunter, the courageous bus driver, who jumped Tower Bridge!

  • 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.