You are currently viewing an archive site of the LFA’s 2021 Festival. For our current website click here.

Learning about Lincoln Inn’s Field

12 June 2021

12:00 -13:00

Join us for this guided walk as we step both forward and back in time, to confront the dark social history of Lincoln’s Inn Fields.

We will visit its landmark sites – to learn about how its buildings and public spaces are inhabited. We will visit the secret site of the now demolished Insolvent Debtor’s Court, designed by the architect John Soane, and recount stories of the Court’s infamous cases.

We will visit the exterior of John Soane’s house, designed to showcase his large personal collection. The fascinating parallel events that took place in the two buildings – John Soane’s House and the Debtor’s Court - offer insights into the duality of affluence and indebtedness, and how these continue to prevail in central London in contemporary times.


If you book onto an event you'll be providing your information directly to the event organiser rather than to the LFA and their privacy policy will apply.


Catherine Harrington

Image: C. Harrington


Lincoln's Inn Fields

commencing at 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3PH

We will meet outside the gates of 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields (LSE Building). We will be there for 10 minutes if you are late.

More events from Catherine Harrington