What is the course about?
This course examines the history of the City of London, by looking at its architecture and famous citizens.
What will we cover?
- Roman London
- Monasteries, nunneries and friaries
- Livery companies
- Dick Whittington's London
- City markets
London Bridge and its importance to the City
Bishopsgate area with the City’s few remaining pre Fire churches.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- outline the history of the City of London from the time of the Romans to the Great Fire
- identify the major monuments, landmarks and important buildings visited in the City, and be able to
describe their functions
- become sufficiently familiar with the City to be able to take your friends and relations on a tour.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
Suitable for anyone who is interested in London history and is able to undertake a moderately paced two hour walking tour. The second term is a continuation of the first, but new students are welcome.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The first session will be a presentation and group discussion, the other sessions will be walks and site visits.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
There maybe some extra costs for entrance fees. Details will be given by the tutor at the first meeting.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Explore the City of London (Term 2); other courses in the Build's London Walks and History programmes.
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