Harlem in Mayfair, Black History Walk

Interactive walking tour of the hidden African/Caribbean history in London's posh Mayfair area from 1920s to 2020s

Mayfair is not traditionally associated with the Black presence but there is a great deal there. We will explore and expose multiple, fascinating examples, from African spirituality to 20th century superstars. We will cover:

  • Black owned business and high society in the 1940s
  • Ancient African goddesses
  • The Kenyan, South African, Zimbabwean connections
  • Secret aristocratic inter-racial lovers and their legacies
  • Rich and famous Black men of the 1930s
  • Legendary African Americans and their UK reception
  • Swanky restaurants and disappearing histories
  • Colour bars, jazz, swing and amazing dancers
  • Nigerian composers and Caribbean band leaders
  • Formula 1, fashion , £6000 hand bags and Nazis

Other coming events from black History Walks

  • Black History River Cruise
  • Black History Bus Tour
  • How Black People won World War2
  • 20 Banned Black films you need to see
  • Black History Walks Vol 1 book signing and talk
  • T heatreland Black History Walk
  • The Black Image
  • John Pilger season at the BFI Southbank
  • Hackney Black History Walk
  • How to teach Black history at GCSE level
  • Black and Asian British Civil Rights
  • The Little Mermaid's real Black History and the books to prove it

Look out for our GCSE (9-1) Edexcel History Migrants in Britain c 800-present Student Book based on our Notting Hill walk and' Black History Walks in London Volume 1' from Jacaranda Books