A City Full of People, a new pop-up exhibition in four of the Square Mile Churches is now open. The exhibition will reveal fascinating facts and rarely seen details of the lives of people who lived and worked in the City of London during its rebuilding after the Great Fire of 1666, up to 1726.
The project, supported by the London Diocesan Fund and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is part of the ongoing Wren300 national festival, which marks the 300th anniversary of the architect Sir Christopher Wren’s death at the age of 91 in 1723.
Researchers have shared their findings and the stories they have uncovered and through written narratives they will breathe life back into long-forgotten people in a pop-up exhibition to be held across four churches in 2023.
“Visitors to the four churches will be able to see a series of illustrated panels that reveal our researchers’ findings and the stories they uncovered. Through written narratives they positively breathe life back into long-forgotten people who made their own, lasting contributions to the City of London.” – Dr Susan Skedd, co-leader of the A City Full of People research team
Where to see the Exhibition
City Full of People is on display across four City churches from Friday 10th November. Each church has different panels from the exhibition.
Admission to the following churches is free. Please check individual church websites before visiting as opening times are subject to change.
Location – At the front of the church.
Times – Monday to Friday, 10:00am – 3:00pm, Sunday 11:00am – 12:00pm
Exhibition ends – 1st December 2023
St Bride’s Fleet Street:
Location – Located within the crypt.
Times – Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 3:30pm
Exhibition ends – 30th November 2023
St Martin Ludgate
Location – At the back of the church next to the font
Times – Monday to Wednesday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Thursday to Friday 11:00am – 3:00pm
Exhibition ends – 31st December 2023
St Botolph’s without Aldgate
Location – In the entrance of the church
Times – Monday to Thursday, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Exhibition ends – 31st January 2023