Over the centuries London developed into a major centre for musical culture, drawing into it composers and performers from every branch of the arts. This course will follow the story of our amazing capital city from the years of the middle-ages through to the twentieth century. On the way we will look at some of the major buildings and institutions which helped to build London’s musical heritage – Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral et al. as well as the wonderful array of great musicians who have helped to build a picture of a city whose musical tradition has become the envy of the world. We will end with a look at one of its great legacies – The Promenade Concerts.