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This walking tour is linked to the V&A Academy course 'Birth of a Global City: London 1066 - 1666' with Mike Berlin. The tour will take you through the back streets and purlieus of the City of London, exploring the remaining fragments of the ancient capital and topography of the great events and key social and economic trends of the medieval and early modern city. Amid the soaring towers of the 21st century, we shall search out the vestiges of ancient moments in London’s history, from its roots in late antiquity to the era of the great fire.
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Mike Berlin is a Lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London. He is a specialist in the social history of early modern London and has published extensively on the history of London’s guilds. Before joining Birkbeck, he was a research officer at the Centre for Metropolitan History, Institute of Historical Research.
A belated but heartfelt thanks to everyone involved in the London course which I have followed over all three terms. Mike - you have been an inspired course director, and you have put together a fantastic programme! Previous online course student
V&A Academy let you tune in to expert lectures live, or catch up later on demand. Or, join special in person events like this tour of London to explore more and delve deeper into the theme of your course.
To explore the next chapter of the London course, please look out for the spring course 'The Greatest Emporium on Earth: London 1666-1851' which will run online from Wednesday 12 January 2022 - Wednesday 30 March 2022. You'll find more details in the V&A Academy course section.
3 December 2021
+44 (0)20 7942 2000
Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)