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City Lit

City Lit,
1-10 Keeley Street,
Telephone: 020 7492 2586


Who we are:

City Lit is an adult education centre offering part-time courses for adults from all London boroughs. 

City Lit has a Learning Disability Support Department for learners with learning disabilities. 

What we do: 

Our courses cover:

  • art and crafts
  • music making
  • singing
  • computing
  • dance
  • drama
  • film making
  • London visits
  • science, and
  • self-advocacy

We offer advice sessions by appointment. Courses run from September – June but students can join during the year if there are vacancies on the course. 

City Lit is in central London, between Covent Garden and Holborn tube stations

Record Last Updated on: 22/02/2018

Local Offer


Tutors need minimum teaching qualification for an adult education college and a current enhanced DBS certificate. 

Time / Date Details

Time of day


Session Information

Monday – Friday 10am – 5pm
Courses run from September - July

Other Details


Currently £99 for a 60-hour course (or £199 for a 120-hour course)
Applicants with a current Education Health and Care Plan do not pay course fees

Who is eligible?

Adults aged 18 plus with a learning difficulty / disability from any London borough

Referral required?


Referral Details

Can self-refer or be referred by family, key worker, organisation.

An application form needs to be completed, and if suitable the applicant is invited to an advice interview.

Applicants can then do a free 2-week trial in a class before deciding whether to enrol.

What to do if you have a complaint

Details for complaints and other feedback can be accessed at this link:

Can parents & young people buy this service as part of their SEND personal budget?


How to Get Here

Tube: Holborn, Covent Garden 

Train:  Waterloo, Charing Cross, 

1 disabled parking space directly outside building

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