London's quartiers

Course Dates: 10/01/20 - 28/02/20
Time: 14:00 - 16:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Sue Jackson

Through one introductory session and seven walks, explore some of London’s quartiers – Soho, Mayfair, Covent Garden, Spitalfields, Clerkenwell, St James and Bloomsbury and understand how their very distinct characters were formed. Entrance fees not included. Initial lecture held at City Lit.

London guide: Sue Jackson In. Initail lecture at the City Lit.

London guide: Sue Jackson.


What is the course about?

An exploration of the various villages which are the heart of Londons quartiers.

What will we cover?

If London is made up of a collection of villages, at its heart are the quartiers: Soho, St. James, Covent Garden, Spitalfields, Bloomsbury, Mayfair, Clerkenwell, St James’s- whose characters and appearances are quite distinct even today. This course explores the historical reasons for this in terms of the origin of the quartier, and the people who have lived there over the centuries - and seeks to explain each quartier's unique character.

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

- Identify the origins of each quartier
- Explain the forces that have shaped the character of each quartier.

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

Suitable for anyone who is interested in London’s history and is able to undertake a moderately paced two and a half hour walking tour.

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

Introductory lecture and guided walks.

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

No. Clothing appropriate for a 2 hour walk in London's changeable weather.

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

Other courses in the City Lit's London Walks and History programmes.


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Great walks
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 25/02/2019)
Really enjoyed the walks and the information about the quartiers.The nature of some of the areas makes stopping and listening challenging at times but that can't be avoided.Although the group was quite large at times I certainly didn't miss out on any information and the notes and maps we were sent before the walks were most helpful.
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Review by on time / (Posted on 23/03/2015)
There were around twenty people attending the sessions I was able to make and the talks were usually given on street corners.
Given the number of people it was at times difficult to hear and made far worse by the noise of passing traffic.
I know it is not the fault of the college but the weather was very cold and windy which made standing around uncomfortable. This course would probably be far more appreciated when held in the spring or autumn. Review by Boris / (Posted on 19/03/2015)
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Course Code: HLW10

Fri, day, 10 Jan - 28 Feb '20

Duration: 8 sessions (over 8 weeks)

Full fee: £149.00
Senior fee: £119.00
Concession: £66.00

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