Marx in London
This book links the story of Marx’s life in London to the places he lived and worked, and is aimed at visitors who are interested in seeing the places with which he was particularly associated.
Marx lived in London as a political exile from 1849 until his death in 1883. This book links the story of Marx’s life in London to the places he lived and worked, and is aimed at visitors who are interested in seeing the places with which he was particularly associated. It is fully illustrated with photographs, maps and illustrations, and includes transport details to places of interest.
Marx spent most of the first years in London in Soho, before moving to Kentish Town in 1856. Other places of significance to his life include the British Museum Reading Room, where he worked on Capital, Covent Garden, where the meetings of the First International took place, and Hampstead Heath, where Marx and his friends spent family Sundays.
Published in association with the Marx Memorial Library.
1. The Missing Marx
2. The London Marx Found
3. The Marx Family
4. Exiles and Revolutionaries
5. Soho Years
7. Escape to the Suburbs
8. High Days and Holidays
9. Revolution in Covent Garden
10. Death in Highgate
11. London after Marx
12. The Marx Legacy
‘London as Marx found it in 1849 is vividly evoked, its squalid poverty alongside fabulous wealth, its rapidly expanding growth in people, housing, industry and transport and its history of working class radicalism.’
- Veronica Trick, North West Labour History Journal