Humanities – England: London

Discover the history of London. Starting from the time of the Romans, then the settlement of the Anglo-Saxons and the establishment of London as the capital of England in the Medieval Age. Journey through Tudor, Elizabethan, and Victorian London and arrive in the modern city which today is dominated by 21st Century architecture. 

Learn about the monarchy through the centuries, the importance of the Magna Carta, the formation of the Church of England and the consequences the English Civil War had for the monarchy past and present. Learn how England went from an isolated island to one of the largest empires in the world and visit the ships which highlight the development of the British Navy from Elizabethan times to the Second World War. Discover the importance of London’s River Thames, the poverty and protests of London’s impoverished East End and hear about the stories of the working women who fought for the right to vote in the one of the world’s oldest Parliaments. 

While traveling through them, discover how London’s streets, buildings and people inspired some of England’s most famous writers and explore the neighbourhoods that today boast theatres and red carpet premieres. 

Although it is impossible to visit all the areas of London and share the stories of all the people who have made London their home over the past 2000 years, this experience covers a vast area and a large range of themes important to anyone who wishes to understand, explore and discover more about London.

  • Roman London
  • Anglo-Saxon London
  • The Royal Family past & Present
  • Royal Palaces
  • Tudor History
  • Shakespeare
  • The English Civil War & the Restoration of the Monarchy
  • The beginning of Britain’s Empire
  • Britain’s Navy and Battles
  • Trade & Development
  • Victorian Engineering & architecture
  • Victorian Literature
  • Victorian Philanthropy
  • Poverty and Crime
  • 20th Century writers
  • The birth of British feminism
  • Women’s suffrage
  • The origins of British Trade Unions & the Labour Party
  • London’s theatres
  • London during Wartime
  • Modern London & architecture

City of Westminster, Southbank, Bloomsbury, East London

Covent Garden, The Strand, Charing Cross, Trafalgar Square, National Gallery, The Mall, St James Palace, Buckingham Palace, Horse Guards Parade, Downing Street, Churchill War Rooms, Big Ben, House of Parliament, Parliament Square, Westminster Abbey, Platform 9 ¾, St Pancras, British Library, Tavistock Square, British Museum, Charles Dickens Museum, Bedford Square, Fitzroy Tavern, Neals Yard, Seven Dials, Leicester Square, National Portrait Gallery, Liverpool Street Station, Spitalfields, Hanbury Hall, Toynbee Hall, Aldgate High Street, Tower Hill, Roman Wall, Tower of London, Tower Bridge, City Hall, HMS Belfast, Hays Galleria, The Shard, London Bridge, Borough Market, Southwark Cathedral, Golden Hind, Thames River Bank, Shakespeare’s Globe, Millennium Bridge.

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