Philanthropy and London
In a world of inequality such as ours it is important not just to remember but to celebrate the philanthropy of those who have sought to make life more bearable for the disadvantaged and needy. London offers many examples of ventures, past and present, which have done just that. From large organisations to ventures beginning with just one person being available for others, the stories tell us that no effort is too small, and inspire us to engage with mankind’s problems.
The Battle for Bethnal Green
Bethnal Green was a semi-rural hamlet when it was absorbed by the growing metropolis of London. This tour explores how this East End parish struggled with the many problems caused by the new urban context.
A Helping Hand
This tour visits sites in the City of London connected with philanthropic ventures, and uncovers some surprising helping hands. It shows how helping can begin just by being there for others.
Reaching into the Abyss
This is a consideration of how Victorian London reached out to Whitechapel and Spitalfields, the dark shadow clinging to the north-eastern corner of the City.
Picture of Queen Adelaide’s Dispensary © 2015 Ana Figueiredo