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London’s first charity shop?

Between 1870 and the end of the 1930s, this was the site of the first known fundraising shop in London’s history. It was, however, rather different from the charity shops we know today.

Toynbee Hall

This Grade II listed arts and crafts building is still home to Toynbee Hall, one of the world’s first university settlements.

The Life and Legacy of Thomas Guy

From October 1739 until June 2020 there was a statue of the philanthropist after whom the hospital is named at the centre of this Georgian courtyard. So why did it become a point of controversy?

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Quarrelling Artisans at Whitehall Banqueting House

The court performances of the early seventeenth century presented an image of perfect political harmony; but backstage the reality was very different.