Deemed one of the most unique and culturally significant buildings in London (and one of the hardest to get into), 19 Princelet Street in Spitafields will open its doors this Sunday June 16 for another rare glimpse into London’s diverse and multicultural past. Having been described as London’s ‘museum of conscience’, the 1719 Huguenot silk merchant’s home in Spitalfields will be opening to coincide with Refugee Week and aiming to address themes of immigration.
Once inside, you’ll descend into the crumbling building to marvel at the concealed Victorian synagogue dating back to 1869 and check out the slightly decrepit exhibition explaining the history of the Grade II listed building. Be warned though, these openings attract people from far and wide and the queue is always extremely long, so get there early.
If you can’t make it this Sunday, there is another opening on June 23. For more info, see our 19 Princelet Street listing.