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Welcome to the East End (1880s-1970s)

London

How well do you know London’s East End? Whether you’re new to the East End and its history or whether you’re already familiar with the subject, this immersive archives course will inform and surprise ...
Call Box Office 02073929200
14:00 -
15:30
18 January 2018 -
08 February 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18201

Welcome to the East End (1880s-1970s)

London

How well do you know London’s East End? Whether you’re new to the East End and its history or whether you’re already familiar with the subject, this immersive archives course will inform and surprise ...
Call Box Office 02073929200
18:30 -
20:00
18 January 2018 -
08 February 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18202

Walking Tours - Victorian Slums Transformed

London

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 e ...
14:30 -
16:30
25 February 2018 -
25 March 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18210

Walking Tours - The Way of the River Wandle

London

Following the course of the River Wandle in South London from Croydon to Wandsworth. In contrast to the rivers flowing to the Thames from Hampstead, the Wandle is ‘mislaid’ rather than lost, so we sha ...
14:30 -
16:30
07 March 2018 -
28 March 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18211

Walking Tours - Hidden Hackney

London

Discover the varied and fascinating history of the often-overlooked borough of Hackney through four neighbourhoods experiencing a renaissance. Hackney Central with its new leisure complexes also has a ...
11:00 -
13:00
20 March 2018 -
10 April 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18207

Walking Tours - East End's Russian Revolution

London

Vladimir Lenin was one of several Russian revolutionaries who settled temporarily in London as a political exile. From the early 1880s, the East End was also home to large numbers of Jews who fled the ...
11:00 -
13:00
24 February 2018 -
24 February 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18213

Walking Tours - Defending the City

London

We will walk from Smithfield to Liverpool Street, following part of the Roman wall, hearing about the Roman soldiers protecting the city from marauders, the Saxons defending themselves from the Vikin ...
14:30 -
16:30
28 February 2018 -
28 February 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18212

Walking Tours - Brick Lane Battlegrounds, 1970s

London

The 1970s was a dramatic decade in East End history: decline on the docks, a changing population, new immigrants, renewed fascist activity, and blood on the streets. Struggles around housing and schoo ...
11:00 -
13:00
10 March 2018 -
10 March 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18214

Unreal City: London in Literature, 1800 to Today

London

On this six-week course, we’ll survey fictional representations of the metropolis. From William Blake’s apocalpytic Lambeth to Zadie Smith’s postcolonial north-west suburbs; from Dickens’s bustling pa ...
19:00 -
20:30
20 February 2018 -
27 March 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18208

Tribunes of the People - Changing the East End

London

This course focuses on the 1880s to the 1930s, when London’s East End was engulfed in a series of social, economic and political struggles. It identifies key individuals, examines their personal histo ...
18:30 -
20:30
13 February 2018 -
27 March 2018
SUITABLE FOR ALL -
LN18215