Thursdays 18th & 25th January, 1st February and 1st, 8th & 15th March 2018

London History Revisited is a six-day course spread over two blocks of three weeks which will give you:

  • a chance to refresh and develop your knowledge of London’s history
  • an understanding of some key topics and events which have influenced the way London looks and works today.
  • a few more stories and anecdotes with which to entertain your clients
  • guided walks and museum tours of some of the sights of London which are not covered in depth on the BBG course
  • Aide memoires of key information & summaries of each session

Prepared and presented by London Blue Badge Guides Rob Humphreys and Ruth Polling, and aimed at guides, this course is intended to provide an overview of London history useful for a working guide who wants to refresh their knowledge.

Using a thematic approach, the course will look at London’s past through six key themes – Urban Development, Diversity, Trade, Transport, Social & Political Upheavals and Public Services.

Each full day will begin with a morning lecture to give you a chronological overview of the historical theme under discussion. In the afternoon we will take the themes out of the lecture room and explore how the topics are played out in London’s streets and how they are interpreted in the city’s museums. You will not have to do any presentations yourself, but there will be an opportunity to thoroughly discuss the themes in a practical guiding environment.


Thursdays 18th & 25th January, 1st February and 1st, 8th & 15th March 2018

Daily Schedule:

1000-1230 Lectures at the British Guild of Tourist Guides, Guild House, 52D Borough High Street, London SE1 1XN (with a tea break)

1230-1400 Lunch

1400-1630 Site visits (with tea break)

Places available: 32  (please note if we have less than 26 participants the course may not go ahead and you will be advised of this nearer the date.

Cost:   £305 (including booking fee. Non refundable)

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