Harlem in Mayfair, Black History Walk

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
  • Kenya's racist history, a Black judge speaks
  • 20 Banned Black films you need to see
  • Black image in the National Gallery
  • Theatreland Black History walk
  • Hackney Black History Walk
  • African Superheroes Day @phoenixcinema
  • 15 Years of African Odysseys anniversary events
  • How Black people won World War 2

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 delayed from 2020 due to the virus but will be out in 2022