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From its Bronze Age beginnings to capital status, London has witnessed growth and destruction throughout its long history. Join us for lively classroom and online discussions as well as our popular guided historical walks around London  and discover who and what has left their mark on the city.

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We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between in-person and online learning.

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  1. In the footsteps of London's rebels
    Course start date:  Tue 10 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Rosenberg
    Explore London's places of protest and discover the stories of radicals, agitators and campaigners who fought for social justice, equal rights and better lives for all from the 1830s to the 1930s.



    The first session will be in the classroom at Keeley Street followed by 11 guided walks.
    Full fee £289.00 Senior fee £231.00 Concession £188.00
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  2. The many sides of London's West End
    Course start date:  Tue 24 Sep 2024

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Richard Watkins
    A course of walking tours of London’s West End showing its development from the seventeenth century, how its profile has ebbed and flowed, looking at it through specific themes.



    First meeting place: Covent Garden tube, outside exit on James Street.
    Full fee £169.00 Senior fee £135.00 Concession £110.00
  3. Jews in London from the 1650s to the 1950s: a closer look
    Course start date:  Tue 7 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  David Rosenberg
    This course will provide an exploration of 300 years of Jewish life, culture and history in London from the small scale resettlement in the 1650s through to the 1950s when the borough of Hackney was home to London’s largest and most diverse Jewish community.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
  4. Discover North London through walks
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 11 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Diane Burstein
    Uncover the history of North London’s historic districts including Highbury, Friern Barnet and North Finchley, High Barnet, Tottenham, Muswell Hill, Wood Green, Golders Green and the Northern Heights, Hampstead Garden Suburb, Kentish Town, Camden Town and Belsize Park.







    First meeting place: Saturday 13 January at 11am: Meet outside Highbury and Islington Tube Station (this could be altered if there are engineering works on the Victoria Line, please check before travelling).
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
  5. City of words: further adventures
    Course start date:  Thu 16 Jan 2025

    Location on this date:  Off Site

    Tutors:  Eleanor Jackson
    London luxuriates in literary references. We follow the footsteps of the authors, poets and playwrights, and some of their creations, as we walk a brand new neighbourhood each week, exploring the literary connections.



    London guide: Eleanor Jackson. First meeting point at Green Park tube station, street level, Piccadilly South side.



    London guide: Eleanor Jackson.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £116.00
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  6. London 1979-2020
    Course start date:  Tue 6 May 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Mike Berlin
    Explore the transformation of London from the onset of Thatcherism in 1979 to its status as a global metropolis in the 21st century.
    Full fee £249.00 Senior fee £199.00 Concession £162.00
  7. The lost town of Lundenwic: mid-Saxon London 600-900 CE
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sat 7 Jun 2025

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Tutors:  Stuart Brookes
    Look at the least known episodes in London's history, Lundenwic (AD 600-900) and Lundenburh (AD 900-1000).



    Includes an introductory lecture and guided walk.
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £51.00
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