Huguenots of Spitalfields is a registered charity (Registered charity Number: 1151801) promoting public understanding of the Huguenot heritage and culture.

Our objective is to highlight the contribution of the Huguenots to advance the education of the public, particularly persons resident in, working in or visiting Spitalfields, Tower Hamlets, and the City of London by promoting Huguenot Culture and Heritage in Spitalfields, and to further as the trustees see fit the purposes of any charity whose objects include advancing the education of the public in Huguenot heritage and culture.

The charity is essentially about specific groups of people in specific places – the Huguenots and the places where, having fled persecution, they sought sanctury… Our primary interest is Spitalfields but also Soho, Wandsworth, Clerkenwell, Marylebone, Soho and Bethnal Green and further afield in Norwich, Southampton, Canterbury, Rye and many other towns.

Our focus is on these rich patches of tangible history: the people who inhabited the streets, their lives, their contributions and their legacy.

The focus on the Huguenots and where they settled is even more vital in the current climate of destructive building projects wiping out this rich heritage of our first refugees.

The Rt. Revd. & Rt. Hon. Richard Chartres KCVO FSA
The Rt. Revd. & Rt. Hon. Richard Chartres KCVO FSA


The Rt. Revd. & Rt. Hon. Richard Chartres KCVO FSA


  • Jonathon Bouffler
  • Magnus Boyd
  • Sarah Burdett
  • Dan Cruickshank
  • Sarah Finch
  • Rachel Jamieson
  • Kathryn Michael
  • Charlie de Wet (Chair)
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