City Lit welcomes tens of thousands of Londoners every year, with probably well over a million people having benefitted from our unique offering. It’s the capital's ultimate destination for inspiring courses for adults; from part-time short courses and one-off sessions to year-long programmes.
Based in the heart of our city, Londoners aged 19-90 and beyond and from all walks of life come together to try something new. Every student has their own story about why they took a course, and what impact it’s had on their life, so every year we have 30,000 more stories to tell. Whether it’s re-skilling as part of a career change, finding a new lease of life, reducing isolation, or finding the joy in a new passion away from the stress of their day to day life – City Lit is the community Londoners choose. We’re incredibly proud of the work we do with communities who feel marginalised elsewhere – the Deaf community, those with additional needs and ESOL students to name a few examples, and our beautiful social spaces make each one of them feel connected with other Londoners, helping them find balance and a safe space to discover the joy in trying something new.
Inspiring Passions. Realising Ambitions.
In our Centenary year of 2019, City Lit launched the City Lit Values:
We engaged every group within the College to ask them what make us unique and encapsulated how we want to be viewed over the next 100 years. All of the comments were distilled into these three Values. They are both who we are and who we aspire to be.
Our courses are taught by expert tutors, many of whom are industry professionals looking to pass on their knowledge and wisdom.