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The London Course: Exploring Growing Village Suburbs

The growth of London in recent centuries entailed the swallowing up of small villages deep in the countryside.

This course will examine what have now become extensive London boroughs. Each which will be described in lectures followed by walks through these historic areas and each should be treated as an integrated pair of topics.

A walk through Kensington

Kensington will be explored from the exterior of Kensington Palace and the grand scheme of Kensington Gardens. From there the route will take in the village centre around St Mary Abbot's church. From the beautiful Kensington Square we will then see the cottage-style 19th century Kensington New Town. Albertopolis will be explored via Exhibition Road, the grand terraces, the Albert Hall, and conclude with the Albert Memorial.


Mr Geoffrey Toms | talks


Date and Time:

11 November 2015 at 10:45 am


Half Day



The University Women's Club
2 Audley Square

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