London Uncovered

Ref: C2419222

Six morning walks which will uncover some of London’s lesser-known areas and will tell part of the story historically, socially and culturally of the most diverse city in the world. Please note: Occasionally a walk may involve a venue which charges an entrance fee. Total fees will never exceed £20 in any term. 11/04 Pimlico (Start Methodist Central Hall; Finish Tate Gallery). 18/04 Bayswater (Start Lancaster Gate Tube; Finish Queensway Tube). 25/04 Chelsea (Start Cremorne Gardens: Imperial Wharf Station from Clapham Junction Finish Sloane Square). 02/05 Dickens South London (Start Borough tube station; Finish London Bridge). 09/05 Mayfair (Start Green Park tube; Finish Bond Street tube). 16/05 Strand (Start Temple Tube; finish Charing Cross). Student notes and maps are distributed weekly.

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:

  • Have a wider appreciation of certain areas of London and London life.
  • Have acquired fresh knowledge on different aspects of London.
  • Have benefited in terms of healt
  • Feel a part of a group and have made friend
  • Be encouraged to follow up the topics covered in the course either in individual study or other related courses. Be encouraged to follow up the topics covered in the course either in individual study or other related courses.

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?

  • The class 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?

  • 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 Uncovered


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • 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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