Westminster City Archives news and events

Westminster City Archives is proud to host a range of events, from special talks and walks through to major exhibitions and online projects.

Upcoming events

All our events are free but booking is essential (unless listed as otherwise). Email: archives@westminster.gov.uk or call us on 020 8641 5180 to reserve your place.

The Lost Gardens of Westminster - Talk by Susan Pettit

Thursday 27 February 2020 from 6pm to 7pm

Many open spaces that we now enjoy within Westminster have previously been in private hands. This talk will reveal what is sometimes unknowingly underfoot as we continue our daily lives.

To book your place, please phone: 020 7641 5180 or email: archives@westminster.gov.uk

The Making of Chinatown

Tuesday 14 January 2020 until Saturday 22 February 2020
City of Westminster Archives Centre, during opening hours.

All About Paper -  talk and workshop to celebrate World Book Day

Thursday 12 March 5pm to 7.30pm

Join us for an exploration of the history of paper followed by a fun workshop where you will create your own notebook with Georgia Vossou the Conservator at Westminster City Archives.

Materials will be provided but booking is essential. 

To book your place, please phone: 020 7641 5180 or email: archives@westminster.gov.uk

Discover Westminster

Discover the architecture and design that make Westminster great through self-guided walks which anyone can enjoy during lunch, after work or on a weekend break in London. 

A walk through Westminster is a walk through time; every corner holds a piece of history waiting to transport you to another age and each street holds a key to its own unique past.

Tell us about your walk. Send pictures and comments to our blog, to the Archives Centre or tag us on Instagram.

Treasure hunt in Westminster

Take your family and friends out to explore the historic sites of Covent Garden, and learn interesting and obscure facts about Seven Dials, the theatre district, the famous market and more with our free and exciting treasure hunt app, made by volunteers at Westminster City Archives using Huntzz.

Have fun and impress your friends by following the clues and collecting virtual coins as you discover this fascinating area.

To play, download the free Huntzz app from the Apple Store or Google Play. Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Get in touch

View the Archives Centre contact details and opening hours.

Find us on Facebook and stay up to date about what's on. As well as events, we will use Facebook to tell you about our exhibitions, collections and special projects.

Last updated: 18 February 2020