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London's Shops & Markets, a brief history of shopping


Event Description

Whether you love to shop or not, buying goods in a shop or at a market has been an essential part of life – until recently. This talk provides just a glimpse of shops and markets in London through the ages, including some old shops that still exist, and others which show how shopping experiences in London have changed over the centuries. In this we shall hear about shops selling hats, books, cheeses and wine, and about a few open-air markets. One old-fashioned draper’s shop may bring back memories to some.

  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
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Meet the Host, Andrew

Andrew Warde has more than 40 years experience as a London Blue Badge guide, with additional guide qualifications for the City of London and for Windsor & Eton. He presents illustrated talks and walks in and around London, telling all about historic buildings, curious survivals from times past, or special areas of London life and the Thames riverside. These talks reveal fascinating aspects of London’s past and the people who lived there.

Preparing for the Event

For the best experience, you will need to have Zoom downloaded onto your computer. Please ensure you're connected to broadband/wifi rather than using your mobile phone connection (3G/4G).

We also recommend that pets are either calmly sitting on your lap or in another room, and any refreshments you may require are within your reach!