Westminster City Archives news and events

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​Saturday 4 February, 11am to 3.30pm 

A full day event about the history of Tyburn Tree. 

Take a cheery look at the world of public execution in London through visual arts, folk songs, talks and acting.

Contact the Archives Centre to book your place.

Dickens v Reynolds on Wellington Street: writing and fighting in Victorian London

Tuesday 21 February, 6.30pm to 8pm

A free illustrated talk by Dr Mary L Shannon,  Department of English & Creative Writing, University of Roehampton. Dr Shannon is the winner of the 2016 Colby Prize for her book Dickens, Reynolds and Mayhew on Wellington Street: The Print Culture of a Victorian Street

Followed by a wine reception.

Places limited, please contact Westminster City Archives to book your free place.

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.

Covent Garden Memories

To find out more about past events and the history of Covent Garden, visit Covent Garden Memories.

Follow us on Facebook

The Westminster City Archives Facebook page is the perfect way to stay up-to-date on all that's happening at the Archives from special talks and walks through to major exhibitions and online projects.

Last updated: 3 February 2017
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