The Society formed in 1985, saving from demolition, London's first public library in Great Smith Street (above right).
We respond on behalf of residents and businesses to local planning applications. Our 300+ members enjoy local visits of historic and other interest, social events and an archive of books and prints.
Tyburn Guided Walk - Saturday 21st May 10.30am-12.30pm
History of Victoria Street Talk - Tuesday 7th June 6-7pm
Annual Summer Pary - Wednesday 22nd June 6.30-8.30pm
For further details and on line booking: http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/
See Events page for other means of booking.
Fundrasing Gala Dinner - Monday 26th September 7.30pm (more details on Events page and to follow)
Newsletter Spring 2016
WCC say "NO" to proposed sculpture outside Westminster Central Hall
UPDATE - April 2016
Westminster City Council have disappointly turned down this application. Read more here in a Guardian article.
To sign the on-line petition to overturn the decision, click here.
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We support this application for the installation of the sculpture 'Homeless Jesus' in front of the Methodist Hall on Storey's Gate.
The sculpture is very moving and is appropriate in this location, near where there is so much wealth and yet so many rough sleepers.
Thorney Tales (8) Westminster Opera House
But not completely. The foundations were kept - and are still there today. When Scotland Yard took over in 1890 some of the rooms originally built for opera stars were converted into cells for prisoners. One of the subterranean passages built as part of the opera house was connected to a platform on the District Line at Westminster Station. Another passage was reported to go to Parliament to give peers and MPs easy access to the opera. The building was put to good use by the metropolitan police. But is is sad to think that Thorney Island missed out on an opera house of its own.
What is Thorney Island ?
Opportunity to Join Us
We are looking for a Volunteer Events Coordinator for our Visits programme
Please contact Chris Beddoe for further information and how to apply
Millbank Tower grows taller
New Scotland Yard, 10 Broadway
UPDATE - 10th DECEMBER 2015 (See our response on the Planning page)