Transports of delight: London's railway stations

Course Dates: 11/01/23 - 08/03/23
Time: 19:30 - 21:00
Location: Online
London's stations see over 1 billion journeys annually, but the buildings themselves are often ignored. Explore a different station and environs each week, discovering the architecture, history, stories and future of these lifelines of London.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: HLW211

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Started Wed, eve, 11 Jan - 08 Mar '23

Duration: 9 sessions (over 9 weeks)

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What is the course about?

Explore the history of London through its transport infrastructure. We will be examining various London stations including Paddington Station, Waterloo and Charing Cross, Marylebone and Baker Street, Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, Victoria, Gloucester Road and Barons Court, Blackfriars and St Pancras.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The social history of the London Railway stations, some of the personalities involved with the locations and their cultural associations.

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

1) Explain the role and impact of London's stations
2) Identify key architectural elements and buildings.

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

Aimed at anyone interested in the history of London, the development of the capital's transport infrastructure and

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


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

No, comprehensive materials will be provided .

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

Other courses on London. Please see the City Lit's website.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.