Georgian London Entertainments

Zoom Virtual Tour with Janice Liverseidge
Date: Tuesday 13 October 2020
Time: 6pm – 7.15pm
Price: £10

During Lockdown you may well have daydreamed about a perfect day out in London, visiting galleries, walking with friends, enjoying live music or the theatre followed by dinner in a favourite restaurant, enjoying convivial company.

Although the above may still seem like a bit of a daydream for most of us, please join myself and Blue Badge Guide, Janice Liverseidge, as she takes us back 250 years for a day out in London exploring what kind of entertainments were on offer to Georgian London’s society.

Ranelagh Gardens – engraving

We’ll take a virtual tour around the city, seeing the sights, street entertainers, drinking and dining establishments and finding out about some alternative entertainments you might not expect. We’ll visit places that still exist but also learn about the glorious pleasure gardens, music halls and theatres of the time.

The Leverian Collection

We’ll discover  the Leverian Collection in Leicester Square that rivalled the collection of Sir Hans Sloane and learn about the escapades of impresario, Teresa Cornelys and the masquerades she organised (one on the site of a well-known branch of Marks & Spencer), whilst also sampling the delights of coffee houses and concerts organised by the singing coalman of Clerkenwell that were once attended by George Frederic Handel.

All this and more when you join us on this virtual tour of Georgian London Entertainments!

Image credits: Main image: St James’s Park and The Mall (Attributed to British School 18th century); Ranelagh Gardens engraving by Thomas Bowles 1754: Leverian, Leicester Fields – attribution State Library of New South Wales – All Public domain

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Tuesday 13 October 2020 
Time: 6pm – 7.15pm
Price: £10