Discovering South London walks

Course Dates: 14/01/23 - 18/03/23
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: Off Site
An exploration of the history of South London via 10 walking tours in the areas of Brixton, Lambeth, Waterloo, Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, Dulwich, Peckham, Blackheath, Eltham and Woolwich.
First meeting place for this course will be Waterloo under the clock at Waterloo main line station. First meeting place for this course will be Waterloo under the clock at Waterloo main line station.
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Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £136.00

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Course Code: HLW11

Finished Sat, day, 14 Jan - 18 Mar '23

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

We look at the history, development, topography, notable personalities and latest developments in each of these areas.

What will we cover?

History, Geography, The River Thames, Industry, Transport, Immigration, Architecture, Housing, Social History, Theatrical History, Educational Estabishments, Places of Worship, Famous People and much more.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

Know how the areas visited developed, identify notable buildings, have a better understanding of London history.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No skills or knowledge needed. If this walk takes place on the streets you need to be able to undertake a two hour walk at a moderate pace. If there is another lockdown the walk takes place on zoom and you’ll need to be familiar with using zoom.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Via walking tours, guide presentation/lecture , some group discussion. No homework given.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No costs.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Other London Walks . Diane is doing several for the City Lit in the summer term. HLW215 The old Jewish East End; HLW216 Crime and Punishment in Old London; HLW69 Art Deco London walk.

Diane Burstein

Diane Burstein has a BA Honours Degree in English Literature and History and over 20 years of experience working as a qualified Tour Guide in the city where she has lived all her life. She holds the London Blue Badge, the capital's highest guiding qualification and, through her regular contributions to local radio stations BBC Radio London and LBC, she has become one of London's best known guides. She is the author of the book "London Then and Now" and is currently working on a new book based on the lesser known areas that she visits on her tours. Diane is still as enthuastic about her job as she was on the day she first qualified and loves to show visitors and Londoners the more unusual sites and places away from the tourist trail. The reason Diane loves working for City Lit is that the students are so erudite,engaged and enthusiastic. She welcomes new learners and those who know London well but want to dig deeper.

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