London History Walks

Ref: C2419143

London is the most diverse city in the world. We shall find unusual corners, unexpected history and remarkable buildings which illustrate its development both socially and culturally, coupled with a pleasant morning's walk! The first meeting will be in the Refectory of Southwark Cathedral (nearest Station London Bridge) Subsequent walks may include Islington, Ealing, Whitehall, Pimlico,London's bridges, Notting Hill, the Royal Parks and others tba. Please note: Occasionally a walk may include a venue with an entrance fee. Total fees will never exceed £20 in any term.

Additional information about this course


Course aim

To learn about various aspects of London's, social, historical and cultural development from a series of walks in various parts of the capital.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • Ability to walk at a moderate pace for up to two hours.

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

  • 1. develop a wider appreciation of London and London life.
  • 2. acquire fresh knowledge on different aspects of London
  • 3. demonstrate benefits in terms of health.
  • 4. feel part of a group and made new friends.
  • 5.undertake individual study or further courses relating to topics covered on the course

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • The group will be encouraged to express their opinions and make contributions throughout the course and to shape its content.

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • Appropriate shoes and clothing for walking during winter and spring. Students may wish to make notes so writing/materials could be brought along.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No preparation is required. Student notes on each walk will be provided and will include suggestions for further reading/activity.

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Similar courses on London are available at other adult education centres and lectures at the Museum of London and the Guildhall Library. Guiding courses on London and the South East are also available.

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London History Walks Course Outline


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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