Centuries of achievement to be celebrated at the first-ever London History Day
You would imagine with the city’s rich past, someone would have thought of it before — but the 31st of May will mark the inaugural London History Day on a vast scale.
Exhibits at 40 venues will include explorations of cultures, art, architecture, design and important figures, religion and politics. Museums, galleries, churches, parks, centres, libraries, and government buildings will host the events.
A sampling of the offerings: a guided walk in the footsteps of Charles Dickens, a study of the Brutalist architecture of the Barbican Centre, and the celebration of 1,000 years of parliamentary history and of Big Ben at the Houses of Parliament.
The date of London History Day coincides with the first sounding of Big Ben in 1859.