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Guided Talk: Pioneers and Philanthropists

Date: 23 Jun 2014


As part of the annual Proms at St Jude's, with a selection of concerts and activities, join us for a heritage walk in East London.

Visit Toynbee Hall, the first “settlement” created in 1884 to educate university volunteers about life in London’s East End. The brainchild of local vicar Samuel Barnett and wife Henrietta, who went on to found Hampstead Garden Suburb; and still pioneers ways to reduce poverty and disadvantage today.

On the tour you will also find out about the work of other philanthropists who built bath houses, soup kitchens, night shelters, art galleries and libraries. The tour is Led by Blue Badge Guide, Julia Male, and City of London Guide, Hermione Pool.

Buy your tickets in advance online.
(Adult tickets are £10 and children go free).

Meet at Kindertransport Memorial, Hope Square, Liverpool Street Station.