Historic Soho

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Wednesday 26 February 2014

 10.30am                    
From Hunting Ground to Fashionable Quarter
 Philippa Barton       

 12.00noon     
Untidy, full of Greeks, Ishmaelites, cats, Italians, tomatoes ….queer names: Soho Characters
Sarah Bowles

 Meeting Place   
The Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road, London SW5
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Saturday 1 March 2014
09.30am
Visit to the House of St Barnabas with Mary Whittaker

No. 1 Greek Street, the House of St. Barnabas, is  one  of the finest surviving mid-eighteenth century houses in London with interiors filled with decorative plasterwork created for Alderman Richard Beckford.  The house has been restored and is used as a dining club to support its charitable foundation.

10.45am     
Coffee

 11.15am   
A walk in Soho Square

12.30pm    
Lunch

2.00pm  
An Architectural walk through Soho with a visit to 68 Dean Street

Soho was developed from the 1670s with aristocratic houses and fine terraces. Many of these eighteenth-century houses survive today. The area has always been a magnet for foreign communities, from the Huguenots to the Chinese, which have given Soho its exotic character.

 Meeting Places,  
House of St.Barnabas, 1 Greek Street, Soho Square, London W.1.