clear

Please log in or sign up with

OR ENTER EMAIL
Please enter your email!
Please use valid email format!
Your email is too long.
clear

Some things are a mystery.
Would you like to sign up?

{{ email }}

Please enter your First Name!
Your First Name is too long.
No special Characters allowed!
Please enter your Last Name!
Your Last Name is too long.
No special Characters allowed!
Please create a password!
Password has to be at least 8 characters
Your Password is too long.
I agree to the Eventcombo Terms & Conditions
Please accept the Eventcombo Terms & Conditions
{{signupError}}
clear

Please enter the password for

{{ email }}

Please enter password!
{{loginError}}
Remember Me
clear

We sent an email to reset your password to

{{ email }}

Please enter password!
Password did not match.
clear

Please create a new password for

{{ email }}

Please create a password!
Password has to be at least 4 characters
Your Password is too long.
Please create a password!
Password has to be at least 4 characters
Your Password is too long.
Passwords did not match, please retype
clear

Congrats, you have a shiny new password!

clear

Congrats, you have successfully Registered!

{{LoadingMessage}}

clear
{{InfoMessage}}
clear

Error

Something went wrong. Please try again later

Sorry!

This event has been cancelled.

{{eventInfo.CheckoutText}} CheckOut {{eventInfo.CheckoutText}}

London's Gayest Neighborhoods Virtual tour: Bloomsbury & Queer Soho

{{selectedVenueName}} Select a different venue? {{venue.VenueName}}

location_on {{selectedVenue.Address}}
schedule {{eventInfo.EventDateTimeInfoString}} Select a different date? {{date.Description}}
{{eventInfo.PriceRange}}
favorite {{eventInfo.FavoriteCount}} thumb_up {{eventInfo.VoteCount}}
Find out where Quentin Crisp learned to vamp, and the Bloomsbury set "loved in triangles" on this tour of London's gayest neighborhoods!

About this Event

Take a walk on the wild side as master guide Nick Collinson takes you on a virtual tour of the central London neighbourhoods of Soho and Bloomsbury. Soho has been the centre of the queer community in London and the UK for over 150 years, and was a regular haunt of Oscar Wilde, Francis Bacon and Quentin Crisp. It borders Bloomsbury, which was home to the famous “Bloomsbury Set” of writers, painters and thinkers in the early 20th century, including Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant.

Discover some of the better and lesser-known queer locations of these normally bustling parts of the Big Smoke, including Soho Square, Piccadilly Circus, and Old Compton Street (AKA Queer Street), while hearing scintillating stories of sexuality and gender identity in London through the ages.

From the creation of ‘The Buggerie Act’ in turbulent Tudor times to 20th century music and drug culture, you'll hear about a very Victorian scandal (involving royalty no less!), the sexual antics of the Bloomsbury Set, what 17th century diarist Samuel Pepys had to say on the subject of sodomy, and just how a BBC newsreader found himself sitting on a lesbian.

This talk gives a flavour of the highs and the lows faced daily by LGBTQ people in London through time, and promises tales of love and lust, deceit and debauchery, masochism and… Mozart!

More about our speaker:

Nick Collinson works for the English Heritage Trust as part of the interpretation team, bringing history to life at over 400 properties including Stonehenge, Kenwood House, Hadrian's Wall and Whitby Abbey. He formed the English Heritage 'Queer History Hive' of like-minded individuals looking to increase LGBTQ+ representation across the portfolio. He masterminded English Heritage's first queer event - Queer Walls at Eltham Palace last year (sadly not running this year but will be back next year), and has just completed a project on Aelred - the 'gay saint (?)' of Rievaulx Abbey in North Yorkshire, sadly also currently postponed.

Nick also runs his own London tour business - The Urban Rambler - where he leads tours of the capital for private groups. He has most recently worked with the Museum of London, where he contributed to a series on the Lost Rivers of London, and a new walk to highlight the queer history of Vauxhall in south-west London.

Speakers

{{speaker.SpeakerName}}
{{speaker.Title}}
{{speaker.Description}}

Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions

{{faq.Question}} keyboard_arrow_right
View All

{{SocialPostFeed.SocialFeedTitle}}

#{{hashtag}}

replay
Reply
star
Retweet
star
Favorite
delete
Delete
Remove FEED from this event Remove FEED from all events
delete Delete Remove FEED from this event Remove FEED from all events
Gay Virtual Events

Gay Virtual Events

{{ i.title }}

{{eventInfo.TicketsTitle}} ({{eventInfo.RemainingTickets}} remain) Got Code?

Tickets are available for {{selectedVenue.VenueName}} on {{selectedDate.Description}}.
{{venue.VenueName}} {{date.Description}}
done

{{eventInfo.AccessPromoCode}}, code applied successfully.

close
{{ticket.TicketName}}
{{ticket.SourcePriceText}} {{ticket.TypeName}} (+{{ticket.FeeText}} FEE)
{{ticket.VenueName}} {{ticket.StartDateFormatted}} {{ticket.DateInfoString1}}
{{ticket.DateInfoString2}}

{{ticket.TicketDescription}}

This is a members-only ticket! Become a Member
{{item}} event_seat {{eventInfo.CheckoutText}}
Sold OUT
{{cartDealMap.dealoff}} {{cartDealMap.dealdetails}}
{{cartDealMap.dealdesbold}} {{cartDealMap.dealdessmall}}
thumb_up {{cartDealMap.dealthumbsup}}
Total: {{eventInfo.TotalPriceText}}

{{eventInfo.SaleCloseMessage}}

Bundle Your Order And Save ?

Buy together and save money! We have exclusive deals to make your event experience more convenient, cheaper and fun.

format_list_bulleted{{Dealbox.Text}} deals list

Teams

Teams are subsets of attendees who collaborate in the event with each other. Each team has its own members. When an event attendee purchases a ticket, they are not automatically added to a team; each attendee must join a specific team within an event.

{{member.BuyerName}}

Event Comments

clear

Share event with friends

Please enter friend's email.
Please use valid email format.
Your email is too long.
Please enter your message.
Your message is too long. Only 255 characters allowed.
clear

Send message to organizer

Please enter your email.
Please use valid email format.
Your email is too long.
Please enter your name.
Your Name is too long.
Please enter your message.
Your message is too long. Only 255 characters allowed.

{{LoadingMessage}}

clear
{{InfoMessage}}
clear

This is a members only event. If you are a new member, you will automatically be able to view this event if you are logged in.

clear

This is a private event, please enter event password

Please enter password!
{{privateLoginError}}
clear
Do you want to cancel your reserved ticket(s)?