When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Elaine Wein
  • Course Code W21HMSD04A

What you will learn

Enhance your knowledge about this period of London history by learning about some of the important personalities - seeing where they lived and worked - and by viewing ruins and buildings left behind from this turbulent period.

Henry VIII' s reformation and dissolution of the monasteries in 1530s changed the physical, social and ecclesiastical fabric of London. The Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660 introduced a new order to London. Explore London life during these dramatic events.

This series of walks will explore parts of the City, Westminster, Rotherhythe and Clerkenwell and themes will include: women, justice, the Great Fire of London, the Church, maritime adventures and commerce.

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

  • Knowledge of Reformation and Rebellious Women
  • Knowledge of Commerial, political and social life in the City of London
  • Knowledge of Maritime London
  • Konowledge of Wells, water and plaques
  • Knowledge of the Impact of the Great Fire
  • Knowledge of Law and Order - Justice for all
  • Knowledge of Strand Palaces
  • Knowledge of the Civil War in Westminster


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    The course will be a series of two hour walks, all starting and finishing near public transport.

    Walks will be held on the following dates:

    28 April, 2022 Reformation and Rebellious Women
    5 May, 2022 Commerial, political and social life in the City of London
    12 May, 2022 Maritime London
    19 May, 2022 Wells, water and plaque
    26 May, 2022 HALF TERM
    2 June, 2022 Impact of the Great Fire
    9 June, 2022 Law and Order – Justice for all?
    16 June, 2022 Strand Palaces
    23 June, 2022 Civil War in Westminster

    The tutor can advise on appropriate follow-on courses and activities such as further on-line courses, walks, books and websites. which you might enjoy and will be appropriate.

    Entry requirements

    There are no entry requirements, but we recommend that you should have an enthusiasm for the subject.

    What you need to know before you enrol

    Each session will be a walk of approximately two hours.

    The College expects all students to keep good attendance. You will gain most from your course if you attend every session. Missing a class or lateness can make it hard to take part fully.

    What you need

    Please wear suitable clothing for a walk.