Lodging in Georgian London

Lodging in Georgian London

Terraces of Georgian London for all their apparent elegance of appearance were, in all but the most elite locations, very densely occupied.

Lodging in Georgian London

The terraces of Georgian London for all their apparent elegance of appearance were, in all but the most elite locations, very densely occupied. In addition to the occupying household, there were very many men and women who lodged in rooms that could be spared. Some were famous: Jonathan Swift, Lord Byron, John Keats. Others were more obscure.

Contemporary estimates of the number of lodgers in the capital was some 40,000 people, around – more than the entire population of Norwich, England’s second city. This talk looks at how a newcomer to London found a room and what life was like in a crowded house shared with strangers who were subsidising the household budget. Join Gillian Williamson to learn more.

Date & time: 30th Sept, 2021 (9pm – 10pm UTC+08)
Register HERE.

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