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London History Walks & Courses

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 walks around the city and discover who and what has left their mark on the city.

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  1. The Wyldes of Hampstead: Exploring Hampstead’s Northern Slopes
    Course start date:  Sun 10 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  OS - Off Site

    Tutors:  Marilyn Greene
    Discover the rural north side of Hampstead by walking across the Heath Extension to the hamlet of Northend learning about its famous residents, its hostelry and the 17th- century Wyldes farmhouse. We return via the enchanting Hill Garden and Golders Hill Park.

    Meet on the green behind the newsagent at Golders Green Station. Circular walk starts and ends outside the main entrance to Golders Green and involves walking across parts of the Heath..
    Full fee £19.00 Senior fee £15.00 Concession £10.00
  2. Further village London
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Jul 2022

    Location on this date:  OS - Off Site

    Tutors:  Paul Sinclair

    A further five walks around London's former villages - Hampstead, Highgate, Archway, Fitzrovia and Soho.

    Why did these areas grow up as villages and how did they become swallowed up by the city of London?

    First meeting place: Hampstead, meet at Hampstead tube.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £44.00
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