Lodging in Georgian London

Lodging in Georgian London

This event has finished Took place on: Friday, 19th Feb 2021

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For all their apparent elegance of appearance, the new streets and terraces of Georgian London were, in all but the most elite locations, very densely occupied.

In addition to the occupying household, their servants and apprentices, there were many men and women who lodged in one or two rooms the household could spare.

Some of these lodgers were famous, like Jonathan Swift, Lord Byron or John Keats, others more obscure.

Contemporary estimates of the number of lodgers in the capital in Georgian times was around 38,000 people – more than the entire population of Norwich, England’s second city.

This talk by historian Dr Gillian Williamson looks at how a newcomer to Georgian London found a room and what life was like in a crowded house shared with strangers who were there to subsidise the household budget.


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2021-02-19 2021-02-19 Europe/London Lodging in Georgian London This talk by historian Dr Gillian Williamson looks at how a newcomer to Georgian London found a room and what life was like in a crowded house shared with strangers who were there to subsidise the household budget. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/02/19/lodging-in-georgian-london-251493 ,,,

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