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Flower Missions of the East End

Discover the Spitalfields ‘Home of Industry’ where flowers were sent by train from the countryside to be distributed by the women of the Bible Flower Mission amongst the poor of the East End.

The Royal Westminster Aquarium

Come on a visit to the amusement halls of the Royal Westminster Aquarium where you’ll be in good company with educated dogs, ladies on bicycles, frozen flowers, and – possibly – some fish…

Geraniums, scripture, and some cold boiled potatoes…

Step into a Sunday School ‘Flower Show and Industrial Exhibition’ from 1889 in Peckham to hear a rather disparaging newspaper report on the children’s exhibits.

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Wentworth Place

Wentworth Place (now Keats House) was home to the Romantic Poet John Keats from December 1818 – September 1820. Listen to discover more about the history of the house and Keats’s time spent living there.