9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Occasional Saturday opening of this exhibition which usually only open Mon-Thur
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.
Cost: Free of Charge
Contact and Booking Details
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No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.2018-09-08 09:30 2018-09-08 09:30 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/2018/09/08/forgotten-london-169910 London Metropolitan Archives,40 Northampton Road,,London
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