On Wednesday 16 March 2016 a Friends visit to Spitalfields will start with a tour of the Museum of Immigration and Diversity. The Museum is situated in one of London’s smallest and most historic buildings. It is rarely open to the public and it depicts how newcomers over the centuries have fashioned life in Spitalfields and in the wider areas of London and Britain. This unique tour will last about 90 minutes.
After the Museum tour Friends are free to wander to nearby Spitalfields market and the famous Christ Church. Lunch is available in the crypt as well in many cafes close by. After lunch Friends are asked to find their way to Dennis Severs’ House for a tour at 2.30pm. Friends will be provided with a map of the area. Like the Museum, the House has strong Huguenot connections. The House is named after American artist, Dennis Severs who in the 1970s and ‘80s refurbished the ten rooms to recreate them as they were in the 18th and 19th centuries. The House was built in the 1720s by a Huguenot silk weaver family whose descendants lived in the House until 1919.
A fascinating day’s outing is assured to two little known London gems.
A bus will depart from Goldsworth Park Recreation Ground Car park at 9.00am and will leave London for Woking at 3.30pm. The visit is limited to 16 Friends and booking will be on a first come, first served basis. Please provide a contact telephone number and one for next-of-kin when booking.
Wednesday 16 March 2016
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