Course Information: Clerkenwell and Islington

About this course

Course code
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This course is full.

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The meeting place for the first meeting is the Angel Pub (Wetherspoons) opposite the Angel Underground Station.

Islington, on the edge of the City of London, is bursting with history, from Medieval Charterhouse and St, John?s Gate, the site of the Clerks Well, Sadlers Wells, Georgian Squares to a New River which is neither new nor a river!

Dates and times

From 01 Nov 2017 to 06 Dec 2017
Wed 11:00-13:00
for 6 weeks

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01 Nov 2017
11:00 to 13:00
08 Nov 2017
11:00 to 13:00
15 Nov 2017
11:00 to 13:00
22 Nov 2017
11:00 to 13:00
29 Nov 2017
11:00 to 13:00
06 Dec 2017
11:00 to 13:00


Meet Out
Care of Kentwood centre, Kingsdale Road
SE20 7PR

with Kate Boyle

Fees and concessions information

The full (undiscounted) fee for this course is £64 , the concession rate is £51. Please note that concession rates are subject to proof of eligibility. For more details please see our Terms and conditions

Fees payable for online enrolment

  • £64.00 (course fee)


Islington on the edge of the City of London is bursting with history. Come and see the Medieval Charterhouse and St, Johnís Gate, the site of the Clerks Well, Sadlers Wells, Georgian Squares and a New River which is neither new nor a river!

What can students expect?

A series of six walks to discover the history and geography of London. A list of all walks will be sent to enrolled students prior to the start of the course, along with the first meeting point.

Each walk lasts 2 hours, departing from an agreed meeting point and following a planned route that features the salient points of the session's theme. The tutor will impart information orally and will support learning with written resources available either on the day or via the College's Intranet. While the walks are not usually physically challenging, each route may include urban and/or rural roads and will take place in all weathers (except in extreme conditions, when it may be necessary to make alternative arrangements).

Late starters allowed?


Literacy, Language and Numeracy skills required

English language and literacy skills sufficient to read and understand key architectural and historical common words (not specialist) and numeracy skills sufficient to recognise key historical data and figures.

Entry Requirements


Assessment Method

This is a non-accredited course. You will be assessed informally by your tutor during class activities. There will be regular opportunities to review your progress.

Language of Instruction


Language of Assessment


External qualification?


Previous experience required?

This course is suitable for all levels. Beginners welcome.

What is the progression route?

Other walks around London

Are there any extra costs?

Possible entrance fee to places of interest.

Are there any set books?


Work set between sessions?


Equipment Required

Suitable clothing and footwear, including rainproof clothing and/or sun protection as appropriate.

Teaching method/style?

Presentation, questions & answers, peer discussions, handouts, quizzes.