Transports of delight: London's railway stations

Course Dates: 07/01/20 - 03/03/20
Time: 11:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Eleanor Jackson

London's stations see over 1 billion journeys annually, but the buildings themselves are often ignored. Explore a different station and environs each week, discovering the architecture, history, stories and future of these lifelines of London. The course starts with an initial classroom lecture at Build followed by a series of walking tours.


What is the course about?

Explore the history of London through its transport infrastructure. We will be visiting Paddington Sttion, Waterloo and Charing Cross, Marylebone and Baker Street, Kings Cross, Liverpool Street, Victoria, Gloucester Road and Barons Court, Blackfriars and St Pancras.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

1) Explain the role and impact of London's stations
2) Identify key architectural elements and buildings.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Aimed at anyone interested in the history of London, the development of the capital's transport infrastructure and architecture. Walking (at a gentle pace) and standing will be a necessary feature of this course.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Lecture, weekly visits to stations, handouts.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Comfortable shoes.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Any of the guided walks or general history courses starting in April. Details of these are on the Build website.

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details


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Excellent and interesting course
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 25/02/2019)
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Review by Liz Whincop / (Posted on 21/02/2019)
A broad brush adventure excursion across the history of railways and the architectural developments and social changes that they wrought across London.
With branch lines taking you into Art, native British Heroism (and villainy!), Literature and Film.
If you Love London or Love Railways or better yet Love Both you'll Love this Course.
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Review by Jeremy Shotts / (Posted on 20/02/2019)
You will have fun and learn!
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 20/02/2019)
Sign up early before it gets fully booked.
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Review by Anonymous / (Posted on 19/02/2019)
If you are interested in the development of the railways in London then this is an excellent course as a starter.
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Review by Colin Sweeney / (Posted on 19/02/2019)
The course exceeded my expectations as not only were the railway stations covered at length but also the surrounding areas - learnt a lot even though 45 years working in London
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Review by Simon Troy / (Posted on 19/02/2019)
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Course Code: HLW95

Tue, day, 07 Jan - 03 Mar '20

Duration: 9 sessions (over 9 weeks)

Full fee: £159.00
Senior fee: £127.00
Concession: £70.00

Or call to enrol: 222-66-889-99

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