City Full of People Exhibition

Discover fascinating facts about the people who lived and worked in the City of London during its rebuilding after the Great Fire of 1666

A City Full of People, a new pop-up exhibition in four of the Square Mile Churches is now open. The exhibition will reveal fascinating facts and rarely seen details of the lives of people who lived and worked in the City of London during its rebuilding after the Great Fire of 1666, up to 1726.

The project, supported by the London Diocesan Fund and the National Lottery Heritage Fund, is part of the ongoing Wren300 national festival, which marks the 300th anniversary of the architect Sir Christopher Wren’s death at the age of 91 in 1723.

Researchers have shared their findings and the stories they have uncovered and through written narratives they will breathe life back into long-forgotten people in a pop-up exhibition to be held across four churches in 2023.

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“Visitors to the four churches will be able to see a series of illustrated panels that reveal our researchers’ findings and the stories they uncovered. Through written narratives they positively breathe life back into long-forgotten people who made their own, lasting contributions to the City of London.” – Dr Susan Skedd, who co-leader of the A City Full of People research team

Where to see the Exhibition

City Full of People is on display across four City churches from Friday 10th November. Each church has different panels from the exhibition.

Admission to the following churches is free. Please check individual church websites before visiting as opening times are subject to change.

St Vedast-alias-Foster:

Location – At the front of the church.

Times – Monday to Friday, 10:00am – 3:00pm, Sunday 11:00am – 12:00pm

Exhibition ends – 1st December 2023

St Bride’s Fleet Street:

Location – Located within the crypt.

Times – Monday to Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm, Saturday 10:00am – 3:30pm

Exhibition ends – 30th November 2023

St Martin Ludgate

Location – At the back of the church next to the font

Times – Monday to Wednesday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, Thursday to Friday 11:00am – 3:00pm

Exhibition ends – 31st December 2023

St Botolph’s without Aldgate

Location – In the entrance of the church

Times – Monday to Thursday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Exhibition ends – 31st January 2023

10th November 2023 - 31st January 2024

All Day

Across various City Churches

Free Entry


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