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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 first Peabody Housing Estate

In 1864, the first families moved in to these Peabody Buildings, the first of the housing projects funded by the American banker George Peabody.

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.

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Radicals of Coleman Street

Coleman Street during the civil wars of the seventeenth century became home to religious and political firebrands, a hotbed of radical ideas during a period when the world was turned upside down.