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London’s Burning: a celebration of radical London, past and present 
1st July - 5th August 

‘Nightwalking:  A Nocturnal History of London’  with Matthew Beaumont
Wednesday 1st July, 7pm

‘Asylum and Exile: The Hidden Voices of London’ with Bidisha
Wednesday 8th July, 7pm

‘Rebel Footprints:  A Guide to Uncovering London's Radical History’ with David Rosenberg
Wednesday 15th July, 7pm

Remembering Laurence Housman: 150th Anniversary Memorial Lecture with Jill Liddington and Elizabeth Oakley
Wednesday 22nd July, 7pm

‘London Overground: A Day's Walk Around the Ginger Line’ with Iain Sinclair
Wednesday 29th July, 7pm

‘Changing London: A Rough Guide for the Next London Mayor’ with Will Horowitz
Wednesday 5th August, 7pm

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Housmans are proud to offer a 10% discount on purchases made in-store on production of a student or trade union card.

Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 10am to 6.30pm
Sunday 12 noon to 6pm

Housmans is closed on public holidays.

We're only two minutes' walk from all the Kings Cross and St Pancras rail and underground stations (see Contact/Find Us page for map and directions)


Housmans is London's premier radical bookshop - it's one of the last remaining such shops, as well as having been one of the first (originally opening in 1945). Based at Kings Cross, on the edge of Central London - alongside one of the capital's best-served public transport interchanges - it is easily accessible from most areas of London, as well as from many parts of Britain and the rest of the world.

It sells a wide range of radical literature - books, pamphlets and magazines - dealing with the full spectrum of campaigning issues, as well as stocking stationery and cards. Its variety of political magazines, newsletters and journals - with over 200 titles - is unmatched anywhere in the country. It also has t-shirts, badges and other campaigning paraphernalia, and hosts regular in-shop events. The shop also plays an active role within its local community.

Housmans Bookshop continues to see its role as it has since its foundation. Whilst acknowledging its roots in the peace movement - and, specifically, in the radical pacifist end of the movement - it aims to be a broad-based, non-sectarian shop, encouraging the dissemination of a wide range of progressive and alternative ideas. As the shop's founders recognised, opposing injustice and oppression and the degradation of our planet are prerequisites of a more peaceful society.

Further reading:

The Story of Housmans
Laurence Housman
History of the Peace Diary