• 6 July 2018
  • 2:00 – 4:00 pm
  • Part of Bedford Square Festival
  • Paul Mellon Centre

A walking tour by Lynne Walker (Institute of Historical Research, University of London)

This walking tour takes us into Bedford Square and its surrounding streets to consider the ‘afterlife’ of its fine Georgian townhouses from the perspective of the women who lived and worked there in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Aptly, during the centenary of votes for women, the tour prompts narratives of women's lives and experience, taking us into the domestic sphere; to the gendered spaces of Victorian architecture; to sites of long demolished buildings associated with the suffrage movement and women's education, employment and entry into the professions; and to architectural and social projects devised by women clients and patrons who lived locally.

Please meet at 16 Bedford Square.

This event is part of Bedford Square Festival 4 July - 7 July 2018


The aim of the Bedford Square Festival was to promote the culture based around a London Square, sharing this with our neighbours in Bloomsbury and beyond. We wanted to open the doors of the grand facades of the buildings in the Square and celebrate the culture that we pride ourselves on - art, literature, architecture, history, education, and more!

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