Celebration: The People’s History of Petticoat Lane

Celebration: The People’s History of Petticoat Lane

Celebrating the History of Petticoat Lane

Get ready to celebrate the history of Petticoat Lane programme with an unforgettable in-person event.

Monday, 4 December 2023


Toynbee Hall, 28 Commercial Street, London, E1 6LS

Petticoat Lane is special because of working class and migrant communities. From the Huguenots in the 14th Century, through to the Bangladeshi communities of today, the area has consistently formed a space of refuge and welcome.

The People’s History of Petticoat Lane project, is part of a Historic England managed High Streets Heritage Action Zone project, celebrating, preserving, and highlighting the uniqueness of this area.

Toynbee Hall, in partnership with Tower Hamlets Council, and other local art and culture partners has supported a programme of community-led cultural activities and events. As part of this programme, a community decision-making group made up of local stallholders, businesses, creatives and residents collectively designed, curated and delivered a vibrant cultural programme.

Join us to celebrate the achievements of the local community in delivering this programme.

  • Share food with us, and hear about the process and achievements of local residents and commissioned artists
  • Enjoy the final performance of commissioned group AdLibretto as they perform ‘Petticoat Lane: The Musical’