Forgotten London

This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 9th Jun 2018

 Free

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Occasional Saturday opening of this exhibition which usually only open Mon-Thur

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London's lost buildings – from coaching inns and horse markets to riverside mansions and gin palaces – are the focus of a this exhibition

Picturing Forgotten London uncovers places that were once the toast of the capital or an important part of everyday life, but now left behind by successive generations of Londoners.

The free exhibition features drawings, engravings, photographs, maps, films, and contemporary recollections to provide a surprising record of the capital - from the 1500s to the twentieth century.

Divided into themes, including Industry, Entertainment, Food, Commerce and Trade, and Transport, visitors will discover open-shout trading floors, pleasure gardens, almshouses, cabmens’ shelters, dockyards, farms, and a 1960s supermarket.

Other highlights include features on the artist and writer, Geoffrey Fletcher, whose observational drawings and writings about 1960s/70s London caught the popular imagination; and The Stranger’s Guide, an 1867 illustrated map of public buildings, theatres, music halls and other places of interest to visitors.

The map has been reproduced at a large scale on the floor of the exhibition space, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in Victorian London.


Contact and Booking Details

This event has finished Took place on: Saturday, 9th Jun 2018

 Free

Booking details and information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

2018-06-09 2018-06-09 Europe/London Forgotten London London's lost buildings – from coaching inns and horse markets to riverside mansions and gin palaces – are the focus of a this exhibition. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2018/06/09/forgotten-london-169907 London Metropolitan Archives,40 Northampton Road,,London

Location

London Metropolitan Archives,

40 Northampton Road,
London,
UK
EC1R 0HB

Nearest tube and train stations to London Metropolitan Archives

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