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Walking Tours - Victorian Slums Transformed

Sunday 25 February - Sunday 25 March

  • Time: 14:30 - 16:30
  • Days of Week: Sunday
  • Course Code: LN18210
  • Subject: London
  • Level: SUITABLE FOR ALL
  • Tutor: Diane Burstein
  • Max students: 25
  • Number of Sessions: 4
  • Status: Available/A
  • Cost: £59
  • Concs. : £43
Victorian writers Charles Dickens, Henry Mayhew and Thomas Beames wrote about London’s notorious “rookeries”, areas beset by crime where people lived in overcrowded slum conditions. These four walks explore the former rookeries of the Old Nichol (Shoreditch/Bethnal Green borders) , Saffron Hill, Bermondsey and St Giles to discover their history and find out how they have changed over the years.

Meeting point for the first tour: Shoreditch High Street Overground Station.

There will be no class on 11 March 2018.

For more information about this course and what you will learn, see the course outline.

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