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Edwardian Emporiums and Forgotten Factories: a history walk in Bloomsbury

December 10, 2023 @ 11:00 - 13:00

Step back in time and stroll through the enchanting streets of Bloomsbury with our accredited guides Elena and Ellika. We will bring to life the forgotten stories of a bygone era as we explore the eclectic array of shops and factories that once populated this historic district. From quaint corner stores to opulent emporiums, discover the fascinating evolution of commerce in Bloomsbury in the Victorian and Edwardian eras and beyond.

As we meander through Bloomsbury’s crescents and mews, we’ll discover the remnants of old factories and workshops that once churned out beds, furniture, sweets, toys and an assortment of other wares, each a testament to the vibrant industries that thrived in this district often better known for its poets and artists. We’ll delve into the rise of the shopgirl and her pioneering role in transforming London’s retail landscape and women’s lives.

Join us for a journey through time in a neighbourhood where the echoes of commerce and craftsmanship linger in every brick and cobblestone.