Rising above leafy Bloomsbury, Charles Holden’s Senate House is a potent piece of architectural design, home to the Being Human festival and the administrative heart of the University of London. One of London’s most iconic buildings, the Art Deco masterpiece has featured in countless Hollywood movies, famously housed the Ministry of Information during World War II and served as inspiration for George Orwell’s *1984*. Come and explore the myths, mysteries and history of London’s first skyscraper. Our tours are led by researchers and staff who work in the building today.
Tours are an hour long and run at 1pm on Thursday 17th, Friday 18th, Monday 21st, Wednesday 23rd, Thursday 24th and Friday 25th November, and at 11am, 1pm and 3pm on Saturday the 19th November. Please book onto a specific tour as numbers are limited.
This event is part of the University of London's hub programme, 'Ministry of hope and fear', for the Being Human festival.
As our Festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets comes to our events. To make sure we have a full house we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people. Admission is on a first come, first served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.
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