William Morris – artist, designer, socialist, Walthamstow resident

IMG_2199It’s not quite what you expect to find in Walthamstow; a major gallery devoted to one of the most significant designers of the nineteenth century. But that’s where the William Morris Gallery is located, in the house where Morris, who was born in Walthamstow in 1834, lived with his widowed mother and his eight brothers and sisters from the age of fourteen until he was twenty-two. Continue reading

Got something old? The Society of Antiquaries might be interested

Society of AntiquariesSo, here’s another little known place to visit in the centre of London – the Society of Antiquaries. You may have walked past it any number of times without realising as it’s located in Burlington House, just across the courtyard from the Royal Academy. If you’ve ever wondered what’s in the buildings either side of the RA entrance, here’s (part of) your answer.  Continue reading