History:London History Walks

Ref: C2419822

London is the most diverse city in the world. Many distinct places lie within its boundaries. 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! Please note: Occasionally a walk may include a venue with an entrance fee. Total fees will never exceed £20 in any term. The meeting point is the Forecourt of Charing Cross Railway Station, 12-30 The Strand, WC2N 5LR

Additional information about this course

The meeting point is the Forecourt of Charing Cross Railway Station, 12-30 The Strand, WC2N 5LR

Course aim

By walking through different areas of London, this course will help to give an understanding of the social, historic and cultural development of London.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • You should be able to walk at a reasonable pace for up to two hours.

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

  • 1 develope an appreciation of specific areas of London and London life.
  • 2. acquire a fresh knowledge on a range of different identified aspects of London.
  • 3. benefit in terms of health through the walks
  • 4.. feel part of a group and have made friends
  • .5. follow up the topics covered in the course either by individual research and study or taking up 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?

  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Appropriate shoes and clothing for walking during spring. Students may wish to make notes so writing/materials could be brought along. The first walk will start from the forecourt of Charing Cross Railway Station..

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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History:London History Walks

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This course is not available for online enrolment.


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • 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 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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