|Police raid on a queer venue in Fitzroy Square, 1927; The National Archives, CRIM 1/387|
The National Archives and the National Trust have joined forces for a re-creation of The Caravan, a queer-friendly members club of 1934, at Freud Café-Bar, which is on almost the exact spot where the club originally stood..
They will also be running daytime tours of the Soho area, focussing on LGBTQ+ heritage and club culture. There will also be a programme of talks, debates and performances at the venue.
For more information about the events:
There is an article about The Caravan, based on a National Archives file (MEPOL 3/758), in the 2010 edition of our magazine, Past2Present: