May 20, 2022
A guided tour of Oxford House's, listed Victorian building, opened in 1892. Explore our archive, 'secret chapel', and our amazing roof.
Oxford House Building Tour: Victorians, Ghandi’s Visit and a Secret Chapel (Friday, 20 May 2022)
Dates May 20, 2022 - May 20, 2022
Times 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Location Meet at Oxford House Cafe
From our Victorian archive, a very special visit from Ghandi in the 1930’s and our ‘secret chapel’ – Oxford House, is full of surprises. Join us for a guided tour of our listed Victorian building in the heart of Bethnal Green.
Oxford House was designed by Sir Arthur Blomfield, (architect of the Royal College of Music) in 1891, though our origins date back to 1884 when a group of students and graduates from Oxford University began a small ‘settlement’ in Bethnal Green.
As one of the founding ‘settlement houses’ Oxford House has played an important role in the East End for over 140 years. On this guided tour you’ll learn more about the distinctive architecture of our building, local social history, and our changing visitors over 138 years.
As part of this tour, you’ll get hands on with our Victorian archives, peer inside our ‘secret chapel’, and go up on our roof (weather permitting) which has 360 degrees of East London*.
Tours last approximately 40 minutes.
Booking is essential.
* Please note that our roof is only accessible via spiral staircase with 24 steps.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know if you have any additional access needs or need any information.