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.
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
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?
Suitable clothing and footwear, including rainproof clothing and/or sun protection as appropriate.
Presentation, questions & answers, peer discussions, handouts, quizzes.