In the first segment of the Inscape course, The Spirit of London Part I, we covered close to 2000 years beginning with the Roman occupation in 43 AD and ending with the grand heights of the imperial Victorian City. However, such is the vibrancy and complexity of the modern story of this pullulating city that we devote Part ll just to the past 120 years or so. Throughout its long narraritive London exists as a living, breathing behemoth, simultaneously alarming, exciting, threatening, and comforting: truly a city for all seasons, more than deserving of our endless exploration and celebration!

This is the London whose distinct spirit was marked by market traders shouting in the streets, smartly-dressed ladies milling about the fragrant aisles of opulent department stores, impeccably-dressed visitors taking tea in Palm Courts, raucous beer drinkers laughing in mirrored bars, excited crowds packing hot theatres, brightly-lit shops lighting up winter evenings, umbrella-carrying commuters rushing through smoke to trains, grandiose architecture saluting London as the Hub of Empire and self-conscious village-style suburbs offering verdant relief from the hustle and the bustle. It is the London of Elgar’s Cockayne and the Kinks’ Waterloo Sunset, of Knightsbridge and of Carnaby Street, of West End Theatres and East End Music Halls.

Booking Information:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

This course, designed by Nicholas and Louise Friend, and taught by Nicholas Friend, Director of Inscape, begins on Tuesday 11 January 2022 at 4 pm, repeating on Wednesdays at 11 am and Thursdays at 11 am, and ends on Thursday 31 March 2022.

You may choose to attend all Tuesdays, all Wednesdays, or all Thursdays, or any mixture of these, subject to availability. If you would like to attend but cannot manage a particular date, then we will be sending recordings of every session to all participants. Each session meets from 20 minutes before the advertised time of the lecture, and each lecture lasts roughly one hour, with around 15 minutes discussion.

Cost: £495 members or £545 non-members for the course of 12 sessions or £45 members or £55 non-members per individual session. Please be advised that if you take all twelve sessions you will get one session free of cost. All sessions are limited to 23 participants to permit discussion.

Due to the coronavirus cheques are not a viable option at this time. Instead, please make your payment to Friend&Friend Ltd by bank transfer to our account with Metrobank, bank sort code 23-05-80, account number 13291721 or via PayPal to, or credit/debit card by phone to Henrietta on 07940 71939. She is available Tuesdays 10-12 and 2-4 pm or Thursdays 10-12 and 2-4 pm.

How to Set Up a PayPal account::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Click on this link:

In the upper right-hand corner of the screen, click “Sign up.”

On the following screen choose “Personal account” and click “Next.”

On the next page, you’ll be asked to enter your name, email address and to create and confirm a password. When finished, click “Next.”

Click “Agree and create account” and your PayPal account will be created.

How to Connect your Bank Account to your PayPal account:::::::::::::::::::::::

Log on to your account and click the “Wallet” option in the menu bar running along the top of the screen.

On the menu running down the left side of the screen, click the “Link a credit or debit card”.

Enter the card information you wish to link to your PayPal account and click “Link card” for debit card.

How to Send Money::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

Log on to your account. Click Send & Request.

Enter the email address of the person you wish to send money to:

Type in the amount you wish to send, click continue then press ‘Send Money Now’.