When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Caryle Webb-Ingall
  • Course Code W21HMSH05A

What you will learn

From Tudor dwellings to Modernist masterpieces London is home to an extraordinary variety of interiors and the great houses of the metropolis are marvels of English architecture and design. They are for the most part disguised behind sober facades but the riches within are astonishing. The houses have art collections and extraordinary stories. Come through the front door to learn about their owners and occupants, artists and architects, their restoration, adaption and change.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use images and sources to look inside some London buildings, both opulent and derelict, including government HQs, faith buildings and sports venues
  • Discuss how the function and period of the building influenced its style and architecture
  • Considered how the function and period of the building influenced its style and architecture
  • Contribute to the group by describing a building with which you are familiar (optional)


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    The class will be delivered in college (Waterloo) unless circumstances change in which case it will be delivered online. It is informal and there is opportunity for student discussion and contribution. There is a powerpoint each week and also a booklist and other references will be provided.

    Entry requirements

    No previous qualifications or knowledge is assumed but a reasonable level of English, a willingness to participate in the group and of course enthusiasm for London will make your experience enjoyable.

    What you need

    It may be helpful to download and preview the powerpoint before the session. A notebook or digital device may be useful.

    What you can do next

    Further Discovering London courses at Morley; history classes leading to qualifications; walks with or without guides; additional reading.