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Join best-seller author Simon Jenkins as he presents his latest book in Leighton’s studio, followed by a Q&A and book signing.

Like Simon’s A Short History of England, A Short History of London is a condensed and accessible history, ranging from the settlement of London when it was founded by the Romans and taking us up to the current period. From the prehistoric occupants of the Thames Valley to the preoccupied commuters of today, Simon Jenkins brings together the key events, individuals and trends in London's history to create a matchless portrait of the capital. Based in part on his own witness of the events that shaped the post-war city, and with his trademark colour and authority, he shows above all how London has taken shape over more than 2,000 years.

About Simon Jenkins

He is a former Editor of the Evening Standard and The Times, and columnist for the Guardian. He has served on bodies involved in London's transport, housing, planning, arts and conservation, and chaired the revision of the Pevsner guides from 1994 to 2011. He has lived in London since infancy, in four of its boroughs, three of them north and one south of the river.

> > Ticket price includes a complimentary drink on arrival, access to the Museum and seated space for the talk

>> Tickets are non-refundable

Leighton House Museum

12 Holland Park Road, London, Greater London, W14 8LZ

020 7602 3316


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Saturdays and Sundays only 10am to 5:30pm Garden is closed. Please note that Leighton House Museum is currently closed during the week for restoration however a programme of public events for adults and families is still available. Please check their website on for details and opening times

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