Next weekend will be the first chance to see the UK’s AIDS Memorial Quilt as it goes on display for the first time in 20 years.

The AIDS Quilt is made from hundreds of individual panels in memory of loved ones who died from HIV in the 1980s and 1990s, inspired by a global project that started in America.

For the first time since 1994, some of the panels will be on public display, and over the weekend (3rd-4th Dec), there will be a trail to follow between the venues.


Venues taking part in the AIDS Quilt trail include:

1. Museum of Brands, Packaging and Advertising

(Formerly London Lighthouse)
111–117 Lancaster Road, Notting Hill, W11 1QT
Tube: Ladbroke Grove
Viewing: Sat 3 Dec • 10:00–18:00; Sun 4 Dec • 11:00–17:00

2. Church of the Immaculate Conception

114 Mount Street (Farm Street entrance), Westminster, W1K 3AH
Tubes: Bond Street, Green Park
Viewing: Thurs 1/Fri 2/Sat 3/Sun 4 Dec • 08:00–19:00

3. St Anne’s Church

55 Dean Street, Soho, W1D 6AF
Tube: Tottenham Court Road
Viewing: Sun 4 Dec • 13:30–18:00

4. Lumen United Reformed Church & Community Centre URC

88 Tavistock Place, King’s Cross, WC1H 9RS
Tubes: Russell Square, King’s Cross
Viewing: Fri 2/Sat 3 Dec • 11:00–16:00

5. St John’s Church Waterloo

Waterloo Road, SE1 8TY
Tube: Waterloo
Viewing: Sat 3 Dec • 10:00–16:00; Sun 4 Dec • 13:00–16:00

6. Positively UK and The Food Chain

345 City Road, EC1V 1LR
Tube: Angel
Viewing: Sat 3/Sun 4 Dec • 10:00–16:00

6b. Islington Museum

245 St John Street, EC1V 4NB
Tube: Angel
Viewing: Sat 3 Dec • 10:00–17:00

7. St Paul’s Cathedral

St Paul’s Churchyard, EC4M 8AD
Tubes: St Paul’s, Mansion House
Viewing: Sat 3 Dec • 10:00–16:00; Sun 4 Dec • 10:00–18:00

8. St Giles Cripplegate

Fore Street, EC2Y 8DA
Tube: Barbican
Viewing: Sat 3 Dec • 11:00–16:00; Sun 4 Dec • 11:00–13:00

9. Guildhall

Gresham Street, EC2V 7HH
Tube: Bank, Moorgate
Viewing: Sat 3 Dec • 10:00–17:00; Sun 4 Dec • 12:00–16:00

10. All Hallows by the Tower Church

Byward Street, EC3R 5BJ
Tube: Tower Hill
Viewing: Sat 3/Sun 4 Dec • 10:00–17:00
(please be advised, Sunday Morning Service will be between 11am and 12:10pm which will restrict access to the quilt)

11. Positive East

159 Mile End Road, E1 4AQ
Tube: Stepney Green
Viewing: Sat 3 Dec • 11:00–20:00; Sun 4 Dec • 10:00–16:00

12. Metro Charity at Woolwich Library

35 Wellington Street, SE18 6HQ
Tube: Woolwich Arsenal
Viewing: Sat 3 Dec • 09:00–17:00; Sun 4 Dec • 12:00–16:00

13. Redbridge Central Library and Museum

Clements Road, Ilford, IG1 1EA
Station: Ilford
Viewing: Sat 3 Dec • 10:00–16:00

All venues will be open to the public and accessible free of charge.

A map can be downloaded from here


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Article last updated: 22 November 2021 08:53


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  1. Undercover5051 says:

    If people didn’t go around sleeping behind their missus’ back no one would be getting HIV in the first place. government should make it illegal to cheat on people

    • Dearohdear says:

      Undercover5051 – grow up. Perhaps you had a bad experience with your partner – that’s a shame if you did. Instead of blaming unfaithfulness for the spread of HIV, how about doing a little research into the stories of some of the people who have been living with it and dying from it for the past 35 years, and the stories of the people who have supported them. As for making it illegal to cheat on people, that’s already the case in some parts of the world, along with other severe restrictions on people’s free will and behaviour.

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