Discover East London walks

Course Dates: 12/09/22 - 14/11/22
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: Off Site
An exploration of the history of East London via 10 walking tours in the areas of De Beauvoir Town, Bethnal Green , Shoreditch and Hoxton, Poplar, Leyton, Mile End and Stepney Green, Spitalfields, Shadwell, Wapping and Stratford East. First meeting: meet next to the Kindertransport Memorial by Macdonalds at the Liverpool Street exit of the main line station.
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Full fee £209.00 Senior fee £167.00 Concession £105.00

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Course Code: HLW05

Full Mon, day, 12 Sep - 14 Nov '22

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

We look at the history, development, topography, notable personalities and latest developments in each of these areas.

What will we cover?

History, Geography, The River Thames, Industry, Transport, Immigration, Architecture, Housing, Social History, Theatrical History, Educational Estabishments, Places of Worship, Famous People and much more.

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

Know how the areas visited developed, identify notable buildings, have a better understanding of London history.

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

No skills or knowledge needed. If this walk takes place on the streets you need to be able to undertake a two hour walk at a moderate pace. If the walk takes place on zoom you’ll need to be familiar with using zoom.

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

Via walking tours, lectures, some group discussion. No homework given.

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

If we are out on the streets a good comfortable walking shoes and suitable clothes for walking in inclement weather plus an umbrella as walks take place in all weathers. If we have to revert to zoom you’ll need a computer, tablet or smartphone with camera and microphone plus a decent wifi connection.

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

Other London Walks . Please see the City Lit website.

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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