The City of London: the Square Mile

Course Dates: 09/01/19 - 06/03/19
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Paul Sinclair

Explore the City of London after the Great Fire of 1666. Discover how London recovered from one of the great disasters and became a centre of commerce and the heart of a great empire. We follow in the steps of some of its best known characters like Doctor Johnson and Samuel Pepys and some lesser known including William Lilley and Thomas Chatterton. The course follows on from the HLW06 The City of London; the square mile, but new students are welcome.

The first meeting point will be Chancery Lane tube, outside number 150 High Holborn.


What is the course about?

This course examines the history of the City of London, by looking at its architecture and famous citizens.

What will we cover?

Guildhall area
• the East of the City
• North of Fleet Street
• Blackfriars area
• Barbican area
• Broadgate area
• the Financial City
• North of Moorgate
• Transport in the City
• War in the City.

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

- Outline the history of the City of London from the time of the Great Fire to today's financial capital
- Identify the major monuments, landmarks and important buildings visited in the City, and be able to describe their functions
- Become sufficiently familiar with the City to be able to take your friends and relations on a tour.

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

Suitable for anyone who is interested in London history and is able to undertake a moderately paced two hour
walking tour. The second term is a continuation of the first, but new students are welcome.

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

Guided walks.

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

There maybe some extra costs for entrance fees. Details will be given by the tutor at the first session.

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

Other courses in the City Lit's London Walks and History programmes. Details can be found on the City Lit website .

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


This course has now started

Course Code: HLW14

Full Wed, day, 09 Jan - 06 Mar '19

Duration: 9 sessions (over 9 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £127.00
Concession: £70.00

Call us to check if you can still join the course 020 7492 2652 (depart num)

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