London’s Neighborhoods: The City, the East End & Greenwich

London has a secret — lots of them — in its extraordinary array of out-of-the way gems of art, culture, food and history. This educational adventure opens the door.
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Program No. 23325RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

London has a secret. A lot of them, actually. It’s not Big Ben or Buckingham Palace’s scarlet-jacketed soldiers. It’s Bangladeshi cuisine in the East End’s Brick Lane. It’s artist Rachel Whiteread’s “Tree of Life” façade on Whitechapel Gallery. It’s the unearthing of a Roman temple in the City. London’s lesser-known lore and hidden gems are the stars of an educational adventure exploring art, culture, food and history. To wit: On the River Thames, a cozy pub is named for the Mayflower — in sight of the ship’s original 1620 mooring. Not a bad place to begin your discovery.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Walking and standing up to three hours on uneven terrain on some field trips.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Alongside a local expert, explore some of London's lesser-known sites and hidden gems, from historic remains of the Roman Wall to the Temple of Mithras.
  • Walk through London's neighborhoods to see their evolving faces, from the East End to Smithfield, Bermondsey and the St Katherine Docks.
  • Discover World Heritage Site and Royal Borough of Greenwich, the power of Westminster as well as modern art in the Whitechapel Gallery and Tate Modern.
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Kevin Flude
Kevin Flude lectures on the archaeology, history and museums at Central St. Martins College (University of the Arts, London) the University of Westminster and is an Honorary Lecturer at University College London. He is also the Director of the Old Operating Theatre Museum, a fascinating Museum in Central London. Kevin serves as a study leader for Road Scholar programs, putting to use his deep and broad experience in the museum world gained during his time at the Museum of London, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Oxford’s Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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