Celebrate London History Schools Day 2019

Save the date

This year's London History Schools Day will be on Friday 24 May 2019.

The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, believes it's important that we all celebrate London's amazing history, people and places. This year's theme is community and unity in support of the #LondonisOpen campaign. Let's show the world that London is open to the world today as it always has been.

Invite your students to join in by dressing up as their favourite local hero. Download our free teacher's guide below. It has lots of fun activities to do in the classroom as well as dressing up ideas.  

Get in touch with the team if you have any questions. 

Win a prize for your school!

This year, there are prizes up for grabs for the best dressed school! Two winning schools will receive tickets to the fantastic Beasts of London exhibition at the Museum of London! Please see the competition terms and conditions below. Good luck!

For Parents

If you're scratching your head for ideas, check out some of our icon inspirations and info about local London heroes.

What is London History Schools Day?

London History Schools Day is the sister event to London History Day led by Historic England to celebrate our city's unique history and heritage: its historic buildings, sites, communities and heroes.

The London Curriculum team, along with Historic England and Museum of London, launched London History Schools Day in 2017 to encourage schools to bring London's unique characters, past and present, to life with a dress-up day and activities.

It aims to inspire young Londoners to learn more about the city's cultural heritage and communities. Children and teachers have dressed up as their favourite Londoners, with some very impressive outfits including David Bowie, Millicent Fawcett, Charlie Chaplin and even some Punks!

While you're here.....

Don't forget to explore our FREE teaching resources for key stage 2 and 3 and see how the London Curriculum can enrich your teaching. Join now to get free resources and amazing offers for your school!