Short course
Victorian London

Tuesday 23 January 2018 - Tuesday 20 March 2018

  • Tuesday 23 January 2018 - Tuesday 20 March 2018

  • Seminar Room 4

  • Course price £325.00 - £399.00

  • +44 (0)20 7942 2000

    9.00 – 17.30, Monday-Sunday (closed 24-26 December)

Explore the art, architecture, literature, entertainment, highs and lows of life in Victorian London – the largest and wealthiest city in the world at the time. This course examines the social, economic and cultural history of the capital as well as the lives of many of its most famous inhabitants. Topics include railways and the growth of suburbia, the role of philanthropy, music halls and other forms of entertainment, arts and artists, the sweated trades and luxury trading.

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Course Leaders Prof. Anne Anderson and Dr. Scott Anderson

The V&A courses have exceeded my expectations. I have been absolutely delighted with them, and hope to carry on with other courses on offer. 2016/17 Short Course Student

Course Overview

Home to over six million inhabitants, London boasted a vast array of shops, theatres, restaurants and luxury hotels. Goods from all over the Empire were transported through the Docks and the city was an unrivalled centre of global trade. Yet London was also a city of contrasts. New and affluent developments went hand-in-hand with unprecedented poverty and over-crowded slums, while modern streets, buses and arcades contrasted with the decay and stench of the London’s underground passages and sewers. A city that was full of bustle and industry by day, became a place of mystery and menace by night.


Explore the subjects you love

Delve deeper into the subjects you love and enjoy thought-provoking lectures in a group who share your passion. Refreshments served on arrival each day.

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Short course: Victorian London

23 January 2018 - 20 March 2018

£325.00 - £399.00

Call to book +44 (0)20 7942 2000

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+44 (0)20 7942 2000

Open 9.30 - 17.30, Monday to Sunday (closed 24-26 December)