Women's London, her latest book, was published for International Women's Day on 8th March 2018.
“This might just be the best guide to exploring London we’ve ever seen… Having read or browsed hundreds of London guide books (and even written a few), we've rarely seen anything as artfully put together… Every page of this beautiful, bountiful book brings a new revelation. It's that rare breed of guide book that you'll want to read cover to cover, preferably while out on the streets tracking down the locations. We can't recommend it highly enough.” – Londonist
"Rachel Kolsky's Women's London is a literary lap of honour for the female pioneers who fought gender prejudice to leave their mark on the capital." Ham & High
"...this book throws the spotlight on long-forgotten accomplishments of a multitude of incredible women, and will make you appreciate their courage and fortitude in a man's world." Family Tree Magazine
Rachel Kolsky's events
Here is a selection of Rachel’s London events and tours, most of which in 2018 - to celebrate Vote 100 and the centenary of (some) women gaining the vote - focus on women who have helped to shape London’s heritage and culture through the centuries.
Monday 29th January, 6.30pm
Waterstones, 82 Gower Street, London WC1E 6EQ
RISE UP WOMEN! Celebrating 100 Years of the Vote
Rachel is on a discussion panel with historians Diane Atkinson (Rise Up Women!), Kat Jungnickel (Bikes and Bloomers), and Senior Curator at the Palace of Westminster Mari Takayanagi.
Tickets £6 (£4 students), including wine
Sat 5th May, 10am
Museum of London Docklands
Meet at No. 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL (tour ends at Museum of London, London Wall, WC2Y 5HN)
LONDON ON WHEELS: A SUFFRAGE STORY
A vintage Routemaster bus tour around the capital with Rachel, tracing the footsteps of some of the major players in the suffrage movement.
Tickets £28 (£25 students)
Wed 25th April, 11am
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, London WC2H 0HE
WOMEN IN THE FRAME
Through portraits, artists and sitters, explore the fascinating journey of women in Britain through the centuries.
Thursday 3rd May, 11am
Thursday 24th May, 11am
SCIENCE, SUFFRAGE AND THE STAGE
With exclusive visit to The Women’s Library
On this walking tour discover an array of fascinating ladies who lived, worked, performed and studied in and around Covent Garden.
Tuesday 5th June, 6.30-7.45pm
Talk at Stanfords Bookshop, 12-14 Long Acre, London WC2E 9LP
Tickets £4 (which will be deducted from the price of the book at the event)
More information and bookings for Rachel's walking tours: golondontours.com