External Activities & Events in London - Black History Month 2021

The events selected below are free to attend and held in central London. More events will be added to this list. 

  1. 60 Years On: The legacy of Martin Luther King's first London sermon at Bloomsbury Central Baptist Church - Friday 29th October, 2-9pm. Event Here
  2. Black Pound Day Market: Support a Black-owned business on Black Pound Day by visiting the Hackney Craft Fair at Wellspace Community - Saturday 2nd October, 10-6pm. Event Here
  3. Black Culture Market: Celebrating the vibrancy of African and Caribbean Culture at The Department Store, Brixton - Saturday 2nd- Sunday 3rd October 11-5pm . Event Here

All events held around Black History Month in London can be found at Black History Month London | Black History Month Events in London 2021 and specific local council events at London Council Black History Month Events 2021 . 

Learn about Black history all year round

London recognises and highlights Black History, culture and communities through exhibitions, walks and landmarks all year round. Here is a list of activities you can do:

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  • Head to the Museum of London Docklands to sharpen your knowledge about the impact of the trade of sugar and enslaved Africans, through the London, Sugar and Slavery exhibition. 
  • Journey through 60 years of Nigerian independence through objects, images and words as part of Nigeria60 at the Horniman Museum.
  • Choose from 12 guided tours by Black History Walks around the capital, all uncovering more than 3,500 years of London's Black history.
  • You can also join an educational movie screening each month. 

  • See the Gilt of Cain sculpture in the City of London, which marks the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade in 1807.
  • Keep up to date with news and campaigns, and learn how you can be a better ally with London-based educational charity, the Institute of Race Relations.
  • Support Black-owned businesses across London! Stock up on top-quality chocolates from Dark Sugars enjoy a juice from Get Juiced! Bar in Tooting, pick up a new prickly plant friend from Prick LDN or grab a cuppa at the beautiful Saint Aymes cafe.
  • Learn about the Windrush Stories at the British Library, which explore the relationship between Britain and the Caribbean from 1948 and beyond.
  • And pick up a book on the topic from New Beacon Books, which was the first Black publisher in the UK, founded in 1966.