History Courses in London

Check out our diverse collection of history courses, ranging from the history of art, music & fashion to power politics, globalisation & empires, and our popular London history and walks. Discover events that shaped today’s world, through courses in European, Asian, African and American history.

No prior knowledge is required, courses are open to everyone and tutors will spark and indulge interests in classes covering a broad range of topics.

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  1. Discovering Victorian London: empire, enterprise and education

    Discovering Victorian London: empire, enterprise and education

    Course Date: Tue 7 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Victorian London shaped today's city. Discover the lasting legacy of the Victorian age, uncover its secrets, and meet some of the characters who created one of the world's greatest cities. NB. Initial lecture at Build.
    Full fee: £139.00
    Senior fee: £111.00
    Concession: £61.00

  2. London at war: 1939-1945

    London at war: 1939-1945

    Course Date: Tue 7 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore in this interactive lecture course how Londoners faced many challenges: bombing, fires, destruction, caring for the vulnerable while also dealing with work, rationing and blackouts. How did Londoners experience these things, and with what legacy?
    Full fee: £169.00
    Senior fee: £135.00
    Concession: £74.00

  3. Stories of London

    Course Date: Thu 9 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Walk 2,000 years of London’s history. Explore the lanes and alleyways of the city of London and learn about the lives of its people, both rich and poor. Initial lecture at Build followed by six walks.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £57.00

  4. The lost town of Lundenwic: mid-Saxon London 600-900 CE

    Course Date: Sat 11 May 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Look at the least known episode in London's history, mid-Saxon town Lundenwic (AD 600-900). Includes an introductory lecture, a museum visit and a guided walk around Covent Garden.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £26.00

  5. Gardens of the Blitz (City tour)

    Course Date: Sat 18 May 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Discover the delightful gardens of the City of London created from WWII bomb sites. Revealing the history of the sites - including past industrial buildings, Roman ruins, and the sites of a former Wren churches and a Roman bath house - this walk spans the length of the City.

    Starts outside the main entrance to the Museum of London. Ends St Dunstan in the East a short Walk from Monument and Tower Hill stations. Starts outside the main entrance to the Museum of London. Ends St Dunstan in the East a short Walk from Monument and Tower Hill stations.
    Full fee: £19.00
    Senior fee: £15.00
    Concession: £8.00

  6. The life and times of George II

    The life and times of George II

    Course Date: Sun 9 Jun 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    George II is perhaps best remembered as the last British monarch to lead his troops into battle and also as the instigator of the custom of standing for the Hallelujah Chorus in Handel’s Messiah. His reign marked the high point of Handel’s career which the King did much to promote but also saw other great achievements in British culture with the art of Hogarth and the works of Pope and Swift. In politics, Robert Walpole created the post of Prime Minister and Bonnie Prince Charlie’s rebellion was the last attempt by the Stuarts to regain power and made him into an instant legend. Towards the end of the reign men like Pitt, Wolfe and Clive laid the foundations of the British empire whilst the Agricultural Revolution was transforming British society.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

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