The Insurance triangle: Fenchurch Street station

Course Dates: 22/06/21
Time: 18:30 - 20:30
Location: Online
Famous for being the station no-one can visualise Fenchurch Street is one of London’s oldest termini and gateway to the eastern side of the City. Stories include London's first railway murder, the birth of Monopoly and the diary of Samuel Pepys. In between, discover a sundial portraying London’s history, a piece of Roman wall, a graceful crescent once home to a hostel for Bengali immigrants, public art and one of the City’s most talked about office blocks, the Walkie-Talkie. Not to mention two of Rachel's ex-workplaces!
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £13.00

Course Code: HLW100

Tue, eve, 22 Jun - 22 Jun '21

Duration: 1 session

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

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What is the course about?

The history of Fenchurch Street Station.

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

Open to anyone with an interest in London's history.

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 guided walks. Please see the City Lit website for information.

Rachel Kolsky Tutor Website

Engaging, knowledgeable and entertaining, Rachel Kolsky is a popular prize-winning London Blue Badge Tourist Guide. Focussing on the 'human stories behind the buildings', Rachel's tours are fun and informative, filled with anecdotes past and present. From off-the-beaten-track London and famous personalities to cinemas and shopping, memories of all aspects of London's rich and varied social history come flooding back. Before embarking on her career as Guide and Lecturer, Rachel, a qualified librarian, worked as an information professional in the financial services industry for over 25 years. She was recognised at industry level with the Information Professional of the Year award in 2006. Her professional organisation, SLA, awarded her the Membership Achievement Award in 2008. When not working or guiding she supports her local independent cinema, The Phoenix, East Finchley, where she was a Trustee for over 20 years. Rachel has published four books, Jewish London (2012), Whitechapel in 50 Buildings (2016), Secret Whitechapel (2017) and Women’s London (2018) and she is thrilled to have been a guest lecturer on cruises since 2009.

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.