Victorian Society events are publicised to members below and in the 'Blue Sheet' with our mailings in February, June and October. Some require booking, others you can just turn up on the day.
For events organised by our regional groups, please see the regional group pages:
We're always looking for volunteers to put on events for us. Please contact our Events Administrator for more information.
Thursday 20 February 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Wartski, a family-owned firm specialising in Carl Fabergé, fine jewellery and antique goldsmiths’ work, was founded in Bangor, North Wales in 1865 by Morris Wartski, maternal great-grandfather of the present-day Chairman. The London branch was opened by Emanuel Snowman, the son-in-law of Morris Wartski, in 1911. During the 1920s Emanuel Snowman was amongst the first to negotiate with the government...
Price for single attendee: £20.00Sold out
Monday 24 February 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Adam Caruso co-founded Caruso St John in 1990, a practice known for its thoughtful work on historic buildings as well as the design of new buildings across Europe. Their Newport Street Gallery, designed for Damien Hirst’s collections, won the RIBA Stirling Prize in 2016, and their masterplan and re-structuring of Tate Britain has transformed visitors’ experience of the building. Adam...
Price for single attendee: £11.00Sold out
Wednesday 04 March 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM
In 1893, The Studio magazine, in ‘An Interview with Mr Charles F Annesley Voysey, architect and designer’, opined that the two houses on Hans Road ‘do not amaze you by sheer novelty as Mr Britten’s studio [at 17 St Dunstan’s Road, Hammersmith] surprises.’ Here is an opportunity to judge for yourself. The two houses are now conjoined and, although being...
Price for single attendee: £15.00Sold out
Friday 06 March 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Following the highly popular dinner held at the Athenaeum in 2017, the Victorian Society is returning there again in 2020. Here, in Decimus Burton’s magnificent Greek Revival building of 1827-30, guests may enjoy a drink in the drawing room followed by three-course dinner, with wine and coffee, in the North Library. The Athenaeum holds prime position on the corner of...
Price for single attendee: £105.00Sold out
Saturday 14 March 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM
A guided visit to the Greek Orthodox Cathedral, Moscow Road, 1877-9 by John Oldrid Scott. An outstanding essay in Byzantine architecture designed by JO Scott for the Greek community in London, with woodwork by Farmer & Brindley, mosaics by AG Walker, Cappello and Mercenero and Boris Andrerp, paintings by Ludwig Thiersch combining to create a sumptuous interior. The visit is...
Price for single attendee: £15.00Sold out
Saturday 21 March 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Join us for a gentle meander through the streets of Ealing looking at 19th- and 20th-century houses and public buildings including the Brentham Estate, an early garden suburb, which predates Hampstead, as well as Ealing Abbey, St Peter’s church in Montpellier Road and down to St Mary’s in South Ealing. The tour is led by Elain Harwood, architectural historian with Historic...
Price for single attendee: £10.00Booking available
Monday 30 March 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Geoff Brandwood leads a crawl (and one bus journey) to three classic pubs which still retain much of their Victorian interiors and which say much about how pubs were planned and fitted out a century or more ago. The simplicity of the Holly Bush, Hampstead, contrasts with the opulence of the Wasghington in Belsize Park while the famous Flask in...
Price for single attendee: £12.00Booking available
Thursday 02 April 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Led by Paul Waite. Although the buildings of Reuters and Country Life may be well known as being by Sir Edwin Lutyens, he also designed a building for “The Garden” magazine in Kingsway for William Robinson and the offices for Farrer & Co in Lincolns Inn Fields – the latter being his only client where he designed the town house,...
Price for single attendee: £14.00Booking available
Saturday 25 April 9:55 AM to 5:30 PM
French Architecture and the English, 1835–1914
A study day at the Art Workers' Guild, 6 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AT. Saturday 25 April 2020 9.55am to 5.30pm. Doors open at 9.30am.
The aim of this study day is threefold: to examine the various Victorian buildings built in England to the designs of French architects and explain...
Price for single attendee: £55.00Booking available