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THE LONDON COURSE: LONDON IN THE 18TH CENTURY / MAYFAIR AND THE NEW 18TH CENTURY SETTLEMENT

The recovery of London expanded at a rapid pace after the Great Fire. As the city at the heart of the Age of Enlightenment, it was a consumer society par excellence with wealth and squalor side by side. It was a rough and ready time, elegant and refined: a time of passionate preaching and riotous disorder. This is the time of Robert
Adam, Canaletto, William Hogarth and the Mob, and the course will illustrate the life that Londoners lived in every stratum of society.


MAYFAIR AND THE NEW 18TH CENTURY SETTLEMENT
(WALK)

This walk will explore the various elements of the Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair, its planned layout and its surviving 18th century houses, many by significant architects as Henry Holland. A visit will be made to Grosvenor Chapel and the site of Shepherd’s Market, and there will be further exploration of the post-18th century buildings placed in the original plan of the squares and grid-system of streets.


Speaker(s):

Mr Geoffrey Toms | talks

 

Date and Time:

14 November 2012 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square
London
W1K 1DB


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THE COURSE
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Tickets:

£42

Available from:

info@thecoursestudies.co.uk

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