Harlem in Mayfair, Black History Walk

Sunday 26th February 2023

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

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