London - The Emergence of Modern London

London - The Emergence of Modern London

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  • London at Sunset
Hosted by the Cambridge Society of London
Friday, 14 December 2018 - 4.00pm GMT
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

Explore the emergence of modern London in the 18th and 19th centuries, contrasting the very different life experiences of the rich, the comfortable middle classes and the poor through objects like the door of the dreaded Newgate prison and the beautiful silk Fanshawe dress worn by the Lord Mayor of London’s daughter (with skirts so wide she would have to turn sideways to walk through doors!)

As our thoughts begin to turn to Christmas we’ll go shopping on a recreated Victorian High St which brings to mind the set of a Charles Dickens Christmas Carol film!

We’ll then explore 20th century London through the glamour of department stores, poverty of the East End, an original 1920s telephone box and memories of the London Blitz. We will finish on a high note with the glorious Olympic Cauldron from London 2012.

Booking information

If you would like to attend this event please book tickets using the link below.

Meet at 4pm inside the main entrance, accessed via stairs / escalators to 1st floor level from the roundabout at the corner of London Wall and St Martin’s-le-Grand

£12 - £12.50 Per Person


Museum of London
150 London Wall
United Kingdom