Further village London
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Location: Off Site
A further five walks around London's former villages - Hampstead, Highgate, Archway, Fitzrovia and Soho.
Why did these areas grow up as villages and how did they become swallowed up by the city of London?
First meeting place: Hampstead, meet at Hampstead tube.
Course Code: HLW22
Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
What is the course about?
A further five walks around London's former villages - Hampstead, Highgate, Archway, Fitzrovia and Soho. Why did
these areas grow up as villages and how did they become swallowed up by the city of London?
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
1. Discuss the history of the various villages.
2. List the functions and architecture of the major buildings in these villages.
3. Name some of the important residents of these villages.
4. Research buildings and your own interests in Village London by further reading and internet access.
5. Take your friends and family on walks in these villages.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Anyone with an interest in history and able to pariticipate in a moderately paced guided walk.
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?
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Other London Walks courses. Please see the prospectus and/or City Lit website: www.citylit.ac.uk.
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.