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City Lit — Adult Education

At City Lit, we pride ourselves on creating opportunities for people to come together to enrich their lives through learning.

Central to everything we do are our values.

  • Open-hearted
  • Imaginative
  • Ambitious

City Lit is the ultimate destination for online and class-room based adult courses, from part-time short courses and one-off workshops to year-long programmes. 

We offer an array of courses across a massive range of subject areas including art and design, music, dance, history, writing, computing, massage, languages and much more.

Ofsted inspectors rated City Lit as an Outstanding provider following inspection in May 2023. This is a great achievement which we are proud of as a college. 

Since 2020 many of our courses are available through online learning and we've expanded our reach, nationally and internationally. Our online courses are live, interactive and usually delivered in small groups. Read our guide to online learning for more information. Onsite courses are delivered at our world class locations in London's buzzing Covent Garden.

Our flagship building in Keeley Street hosts a range of purpose built facilities including our Digital and Design Lab and Lunch Room to help you get the most out of your studies and time at City Lit. Studying at one of our other sites? Don’t worry, you can still benefit from the facilities and resources at Keeley Street.

Our courses are taught by expert tutors, many of whom are industry professionals looking to pass on their knowledge and wisdom. 

To find your dream course, you can search by subject, keyword, date, duration and price using our website. Alternatively, you can call us on 0808 164 0706 or send us a message through our contact us page to find our more about out courses and to book. 

93% of learners give their course a 4 or 5 star rating

Students complete a course evaluation at the end of their course. In 2020/21 69% of students gave their course 5 stars and 24% gave their course 4 stars.

Students also tell us about the benefits they gain from attending courses – from improving their wellbeing, feeling more confident and keeping active, to improving their skills or discovering new talents.

Student feedback is important to us as it helps us keep improving our courses.

Key information

Registered office: City Lit, 1-10 Keeley Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 4BA.

Registered charity: 803007

Registered in England no: 2471686