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1 January 2013

Visit 19 Princelet Street

To London, where today sees a special and rare opening of a building close to your author's heart, 19 Princelet Street, a house built in 1719 by Samuel Worrall in what were then open fields on the edge of the City of London, which quickly became home to a family of Huguenot weavers called Ogier who had escaped from persecution in France. Thus began a fascinating story retold at 19 Princelet Street, the Museum of Immigration.

This beautiful timeless building is open only rarely at the moment and 2012 saw not a single opening, so we are lucky to have two openings so early in 2013, today and Saturday, 5th January, both 2pm - 4pm. Your author encourages anyone who has not visited to make the trip, and also to wrap up warm, as 19 Princelet Street is cold even on a bright summer day.

For more, see http://www.19princeletstreet.org.uk/

^Picture © ceridwen used under a Creative Commons license^

From November 2012 until January 2013, Tired of London, Tired of Life will briefly be posting as RatherEnglish.com and featuring interesting things to do in England

1 comment:

  1. We were just there visiting from California, and walked through Princelet Street, but of course everything was closed. I just finished reading "Rodinsky's Room." I hope you see it and I look forward to reading your posts about it.