The City of London: the Square Mile
Time: 13:30 - 15:30
Location: OS - Off Site
This course will comprise of 10 walks starting with Roman London. First meeting place at Monument station on the Monument side.
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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?
- Roman London
- Monasteries, nunneries and priories
- Livery companies
- Dick Whittington's London
- Commerce and the City markets
- Medieval churches
- Gothic St Paul’s Cathedral
- The Guildhall
-Lost rivers of London
- Aspects of everyday life in London.
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 Romans to the Great Fire
- 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 relatives on a tour.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
The course is suitable for anyone who is interested in London history.
The second term is a continuation of the first, but new students are welcome and will not be at a disadvantage.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Each week there will be a guided walk. We will consider those buildings still in existence, ruins of those long gone and sites once of great importance and now forgotten.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Clothing and footware suitable for a 2 hour walk in London.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
HLW14 The City of London: the quare mile 2 .
Paul Sinclair has always had an interest in history and has been a London guide since 2014. He qualified at Westminster University and the course focused on Clerkenwell and Islington. Since then however, he has led tours all over London. At City Lit he leads walks in the City of London from September until April and in the ‘villages’ in the spring and summer. A student commented to him this week that he always seem so enthusiastic even though he may have done a walk a number times. He thinks that’s because it is probably the best job in the world, he's out and about, he meets so many interesting people at City Lit both staff and students, people seem to enjoy what he does and he gets a chance to share the history of this great city. Every area has so many surprises and it is music to his ears when students say to me “I know this part of London so well but I never knew that”.
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.