The local group for members of the Society of Indexers in the London area. Anyone passing through is always very welcome to attend. Meetings are usually held two or three times a year.

The London group runs a discussion forum that is open to all members of the Society.

Further information

For further information, contact the joint leaders, Christine Shuttleworth and Rohan Bolton:

Forthcoming meetings

Thursday 18 June 2020 at 11 a.m. – virtual meeting via Zoom

Contact Rohan if you haven’t already indicated that you’d like to join the meeting.

Information about face-to-face meetings will be posted here in due course, when lockdown restrictions have eased. In the meantime, keep in touch with other indexers via SIdeline and the group forums. Don’t forget you can participate in discussions on any of the local group forums.

Recent meetings

Thursday 4 June 2020 at 11 a.m. – virtual meeting via Zoom

Thursday 5 March 2020 at 12.30 p.m. – visit to Dickens Museum, 48 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LX

We were fortunate that our March visit to the Dickens museum in Holborn took place just before the lockdown. The museum is based in the Victorian family home of Dickens and where he wrote many of his novels. There are five floors filled with personal possessions including his writing desk, paintings, ornaments, his wife’s engagement ring, handwritten letters and novel drafts. A fascinating place to visit. Beforehand we had a drink and a bite to eat in a suitably atmospheric old-fashioned local pub, the Duke in Bloomsbury.

Monday 9 December at 6 p.m. – Ye Olde Watling, 29 Watling Street, London EC4M 9BR

Christmas meal.

Wednesday 26 June 2019 at 2 p.m. – talk at the Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH

Six of the London group attended one of the regular free talks on aspects of London history hosted by the Guildhall Library. As our speaker reminded us the City of London has not been concerned solely with finance and banking, so his talk was a whirlwind tour of literary landmarks. A wide range of poets and novelists was featured, including Charles Dickens, John Donne, John Milton and T.S. Eliot.

Thursday 28 February 2019 at 1 p.m. – O’Neill’s, 73-77 Euston Road, London NW1 2QS CANCELLED

Monday 3 December 2018 at 12.30 p.m. – Ye Olde Watling, 29 Watling Street, London EC4M 9BR

Five of us met for a pre-Christmas get-together at Ye Olde Watling in the City of London.

Wednesday 15 August, 12.30 p.m. – the London Mithraeum, Bloomberg Space, 12 Walbrook, London, EC4N 8AA

Five members of the London group plus a couple of guests from neighbouring groups made a fascinating visit to the London Mithraeum, with its reconstructed temple of Mithras and a host of Roman artefacts dug out of the course of the Walbrook, one of London’s lost rivers. We finished off the morning with a very good lunch in an upstairs room at Ye Olde Watling pub, sausages and chops (and cider) a speciality.

May 2018: Two of us met up with Terri Mackenzie, ANZSI vice-president, who was visiting London. We had a convivial Lebanese meal in a restaurant in the Edgware Road.

Tuesday 24 April 2018, Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH

A talk from the librarian on the History and Treasures of Guildhall Library.

Thursday 8 February 2018: Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich, London SE10 9NN

A fascinating tour of the renovations being undertaken at the Painted Hall and Ceiling, Old Royal Naval College.

During 2017 we visited  the Garden Museum and held our Christmas gathering at Café Rouge in Victoria Place Shopping Centre.