Unlocked: Spitalfields Walking Tour (February)

One-day course

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • Friday 23 February 2024

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Off-site - Meeting Point will be near Liverpool Station

  • Course price £60.00

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Step into Spitalfields, one of London's most famous quarters, whose name runs through every part of the V&A's extraordinary collections.

A place of settlement of migrants and site of production of the world-famous silks, seen in the V&A’s textile collections, Spitalfields has been defined by the cultures of Huguenots, Jewish, Irish and Bangladeshi communities over four centuries. Led by V&A Academy director Mike Berlin you will explore off-site to discover the hidden stories and known landmarks around Spitalfields in London's East End to get up close to London’s history 1666 to 1851.

This Unlocked Study Day is designed to complement the course ‘A History of London: 1666 – 1851’ led by Mike Berlin but you do not need to be enrolled on any online course to join an 'Unlocked' event.

V&A Members get priority booking.

Please note that we cannot guarantee that this tour is fully accessible; there will be curbs, narrow and uneven pavements on this tour.

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Portrait of V&A Academy Course Director Mike Berlin

V&A Academy Course Director
Mike Berlin

Mike Berlin is a Lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a specialist in the social history of early modern London and has published extensively on the history of London’s guilds. Before joining Birkbeck, he was a research officer at the Centre for Metropolitan History, Institute of Historical Research.

I loved it all! An excellent walk with so much interesting information, hearing about the people that lived in the area and what their work and lives involved. Previous walking tour attendee

Bring your learning to life

Being up close with treasured objects from the V&A's collections brings your learning to life. Get precious time with incredible exemplars, as well as with our expert tutors and your fellow learners.

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One-day course: Unlocked: Spitalfields Walking Tour (February)

23 February 2024


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