May 16, 2023

Join our guided tour of Oxford House's listed Victorian building. Peek into our archives, visit our 'secret chapel' and take in 360°degree views of East London on our spectacular rooftop.

Oxford House Building Tour: Victorians, Gandhi’s Visit and the Secret Chapel (Tues, 16 May 2023, 12noon)

Dates May 16, 2023 - May 16, 2023

Times 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Price £7.50

Location Meet in Oxford House Cafe

Join the guided tour of our listed Victorian building. Peek into our archives, visit our ‘secret chapel’ and take in 360°degree views of East London on our spectacular rooftop. Oxford House was established in 1884 and our history is full of surprises. As one of the world’s first ‘settlement houses’ where students came to live and work in the East End our listed building is brimming with unique stories, architectural features, and quirks. On this guided building tour you will:

-Take a look at key pieces in our Archive which dates back to the Victorian period.

-Visit our beautiful oak panelled ‘secret chapel‘ , designed for our earliest ‘settlers’.

-Learn more about the social history of the East End and social movements which have shaped our history.

-Hear about the role our building played in World War I and World War II.

-Learn more about Oxford House’s most famous visitor – Gandhi in the 1930s.

Visit rooftop with 360-degree views across East London*

This tour will last approximately 45 minutes.

*Weather Permitting. Please also note that access to our rooftop is via spiral staircase with 24 steps.

Please email events@oxfordhouse.org.uk to let us know if you have any additional access needs or need any information.

Booking is essential.