Secrets of Covent Garden

Thursday 21st May, 6:30pm Book now
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Join actors, musicians and Dr Matthew Green for an immersive whirlwind tour of 18th-century Covent Garden, a rakish bohemia fuelled by gin, opium and sex, bedecked in brothels and playhouses, and inspiring William Hogarth and some of the greatest artists of the age. More…

Featuring a live reconstruction of a titillating Georgian jelly house and a swift half-pint in a wits’ tavern.

The Coffeehouse Tour

Saturday 16th May, 11:30am
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An immersive whirlwind tour of London's original coffeehouses with free shots of 17th-century coffee.
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Chocolate House Tour

Saturday 16th May, 2:30pm Book now
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Join actors, musicians and Dr Matthew Green for a decadent and depraved tour of London’s seditious chocolate houses in the majestic boulevards of St James’s. Described by the Guardian and Londonist as “fascinating”. More…

The tour includes free servings of exotic Baroque hot chocolate, brewed from a 1699 recipe. 

Coffeehouse Audio Tour

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An epic audio tour immersing listeners in the lost world of 17th and 18th-century London like never before with a bold and brilliant soundscape. In two vivid, suspense-filled hours it tells the extraordinary story of how London’s coffeehouses made the modern world. It’s set in the rain-rattled alleys and hidden courts of the City but can also be enjoyed as an audiobook at home.

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Coffeehouse Book

The Lost World of the London Coffeehouse

The new publication by Dr Matthew Green, published by Idler Books

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