Euston Twilight: Hotels, Boarding Houses and Luxury Squats in Post-War London

Ref: C2423453

A twilight walking tour visiting the ghosts of grand hotels and down-at-heel boarding houses in Euston / Bloomsbury. The tour will uncover the history of residential hotels and other defunct forms of private rented accommodation, discovering along the way how some establishments were unexpectedly reclaimed, while others survived to this day.

Course aim

A twilight walking tour visiting the ghosts of grand hotels and down-at-heel boarding houses in Euston / Bloomsbury.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Know something about the fascinating hidden history of Bloomsbury and Euston.
  • Look at the city in a new way (hopefully!)
  • Share your passion and knowledge for local history, architecture etc with others and meet people on the walk.
  • Have a chance to think about other interesting walks to join or urban history projects to connect to.
  • Say that I have burned 400 calories without breaking a sweat.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Bring an umbrella and wear comfortable shoes! The walk will last approximately 2 hours.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Euston Twilight: Hotels, Boarding Houses and Luxury Squats in Post-War London

Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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