When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Robert Smith
  • Course Code W21HMSH09A

What you will learn

The Capital Ring is a 78 mile walk around London connecting parks and open spaces. This course looks at the historic places and stories along the route. It will prepare you for doing the walk yourself, or give you a taste of the route for those who don't want to walk it. You will also find out about some great places to visit, like Charlton House, Fryent Country Park, and Beckenham Place Mansion even if you don't want to walk the whole Capital Ring.

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

  • Discover London history outside central London
  • Learn to recognise the Capital Ring waymarkers
  • Improve your map reading skills
  • Find new places to visit


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • Class format and activities

    Presentations, discussion, looking at maps, old photographs and films.

    Entry requirements

    None required

    What you need

    You may want to take notes on paper or computer.

    What you can do next

    Walk the Capital Ring on your own or with friends.