Explore the areas around London's newest transport links

Course Dates: 11/09/23 - 13/11/23
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: Off Site
Explore areas adjacent to our newest London stations. Head south for Battersea and Nine Elms, east to Barking Riverside and along the Elizabeth Line to Farringdon, Bond Street, Whitechapel, Abbey Wood, Custom House, Ealing and Southall.

First meeting place: Monday 11 September at 11am: Meet outside Battersea Power Station tube.
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Full fee £229.00 Senior fee £183.00 Concession £149.00

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Course Code: HLW05

Full Mon, day, 11 Sep - 13 Nov '23

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

During the past two years a number of new stations have opened in London and this series of walking tours explore the adjacent areas, uncovering the history and looking at the latest developments.

What will we cover?

Architecture, demographics, town planning, social history, industry, transport , notable residents, green spaces and immigration are some of the subjects we’ll be covering.

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

On this course you will gain knowledge of all the areas visited. By the end of the course you will have achieved a better understanding of how London works today and how it has developed..

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

Should be able to undertake a moderately paced two hour walking tour.

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

Walking tour and handouts, discussion, no work outside the class.

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

If we are out on the streets a good comfortable walking shoes and suitable clothes for walking in inclement weather plus an umbrella as walks take place in all weathers.

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

HLW11 Discover North London (walks)
HLW238 The London of Bram Stoker and Dracula (online guided tour)
HLW237 From markets to malls: the history of shopping in London
HLW239 South Bank and the Festival of Britain
Other London Walks . Please see the City Lit website.

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.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.