Dickens Book Club February – Bleak House

By other museum staff on 1 Feb 2012

Welcome to the February Dickens Book Club. My name is Sally, the Librarian at the Museum of London, and I have volunteered to read Bleak House with the book club as it is a novel I studied at school (rather a long time ago now) and enjoyed.  Whereas studying ‘Silas Marner’ put me right off George Eliot, ‘Bleak House’ was so good it  encouraged me to go on and read other books by Dickens, although none of them ever seemed to match up to original impact of ‘Bleak House’. I am looking forward to revisiting the novel as an older […]

Another opportunity to visit the 'finest Roman remains in London'

By john joyce on 13 Sep 2011

Walking along Lower Thames Street in the City of London few people probably realise that some of Roman London’s best remains lie hidden beneath their feet. The Billingsgate Roman house and baths was first discovered in 1848. Today its remains lie under the buildings at 101 Lower Thames Street and are not generally open to the public. As part of the Festival of British Archaeology, the Billingsgate Roman House and Baths was open to the public on Saturday 23 July and proved so popular that to support Open House London there is another chance to visit the site on Saturday 17 […]