Crime and punishment in Old London

Course Dates: 10/06/24
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: Off Site
Take a guided walk through the old City and its borders taking in beheadings and brutality at the Tower, tales of cutpurses and con men, the rise of prisons and the ghastly punishments that were meted out to wrongdoers. We go on a journey to Newgate Gaol, the Bridewell Prison and the places of execution including the notorious Tyburn Tree to hear tales of brutality, escapes and the bloodthirsty crowds who watched executions. Our tour includes London’s atmospheric legal quarter taking in the Old Bailey, The Royal Courts of Justice and the Inns of Court to discover how London’s legal system developed .
Meet outside St Paul’s Cathedral by the Statue of Queen Anne.
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Crime and punishment in Old London
  • Course Code: HLW216
  • Dates: 10/06/24 - 10/06/24
  • Time: 11:00 - 13:00
  • Taught: Mon, Daytime
  • Duration: 1 session
  • Location: Off Site
  • Tutor: Diane Burstein

Course Code: HLW216

Mon, day, 10 Jun - 10 Jun '24

Duration: 1 session

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What is the course about?

Crime and punishment in Old London.

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

Open to everyone with an interest in London history.

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

Guided walk.

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


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

Diane's other guided walk this term is :
HLW69 Art Deco London walk.

Diane Burstein

Diane Burstein has a BA Honours Degree in English Literature and History and over 20 years of experience working as a qualified Tour Guide in the city where she has lived all her life. She holds the London Blue Badge, the capital's highest guiding qualification and, through her regular contributions to local radio stations BBC Radio London and LBC, she has become one of London's best known guides. She is the author of the book "London Then and Now" and is currently working on a new book based on the lesser known areas that she visits on her tours. Diane is still as enthuastic about her job as she was on the day she first qualified and loves to show visitors and Londoners the more unusual sites and places away from the tourist trail. The reason Diane loves working for City Lit is that the students are so erudite,engaged and enthusiastic. She welcomes new learners and those who know London well but want to dig deeper.

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