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THE WORLD’S FIRST CITY: THE LEGACY AND LIFE OF VICTORIAN LONDON

How did people live in the great Imperial City? 1837-1901 was a period of radical change: suburbs, industry, commerce, speed, immigration and new lifestyles. Despite the emergence of a solid middle class, there were appalling divisions in the class structure. But so outstanding was progress that much of Victorian achievement remains the infrastructure of London today.


WESTMINSTER CATHEDRAL (1895-1903) VICTORIA AND BELGRAVIA - WALK

Bentley’s Byzantine Roman Catholic Cathedral is one of the greatest of all Victorian buildings with its spectacular exterior and dramatic interior. From our visit there we will explore adjacent Victoria, particularly the station and its grand hotel together with the famous music hall, Victoria Palace. Finally we will enter the neighbouring part of Belgravia to see the genius of Thomas Cubitt at Eaton and Chester Squares.


Speaker(s):

Mr Geoffrey Toms | talks

 

Date and Time:

15 February 2012 at 10:45 am

Duration:

Half Day

 

Venue:

The Course
1 Berkeley Street
London
W1J 8DJ


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Tickets:

£40.00

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