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Wednesday 26 February 2014
From Hunting Ground to Fashionable Quarter
Untidy, full of Greeks, Ishmaelites, cats, Italians, tomatoes ….queer names: Soho Characters
The Brompton Library, 210 Old Brompton Road, London SW5
Saturday 1 March 2014
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.
A walk in Soho Square
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.
House of St.Barnabas, 1 Greek Street, Soho Square, London W.1.