How did people of different classes organise their leisure time in England?
- THE concept ‘London Season’ was annual feature for the wealthy Britishers. Several cultural events such as the opera, the theatre and classical music performance were organised for an elite group of 300-400 families in the late eighteenth century. Meanwhile the working class met in pubs to have drinks, exchange news or to discuss on politics.
- In the nineteenth century some libraries, art galleries and museums were established to provide people with a sense of history and encourage them to take pride in the achievements of the British. To encourage people to visit the above mentioned place the entry fee was waived. Music halls were popular among the lower classes. By the early twentieth century cinema became the great mass entertainment for mixed audiences.
- Holidaying by the sea became popular among the industrial workers who enjoyed the benefits of the sun and the bracing winds.