St Luke's Community History Group

Did you know that Mozart had his tonsils out at Barts? That Whitecross St. Market is the oldest in the country? That the Krays wer local lads? Or that some of our members once ran a cocoa canteen in the bomb shelter under King Square to keep up the morale of local families sheltering there during the Blitz?

Our area is home to amazing historical landmarks including Wesley’s Chapel, Bunhill Fields, Charterhouse, Sadlers Wells Theatre and The New River.

The St. Luke's area also has a significant industrial heritage. Brewing and distilling was established here on account of the purity of local water sources. The area was an early centre for watch and clock making. Brands established in the area have subsequently been exported across the world including.

However, it is the people of this corner of London, living through huge changes to the local landscape, who are the main focus of the projects carried out by St Luke’s Community History Group.

Our group meets fortnightly and takes on local history research projects to share with the community.

Come and join us - tell us your story

King's Square

King Square prepares for the annual Easter  Horse Parade


The project is supported by Islington Council's Community Chest.  

© St Luke's Community History Group 2019


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