About Us

Urbanwise.London is a voluntary organisation which was established in 1983 and was previously known as Hammersmith and Fulham Urban Studies Centre.

We have a wealth of experience in engaging people of all ages in learning about their local environment and offer a whole range of different programmes both to schools and adult groups.

We aim to:

  • Promote active outdoor learning in the local area
  • Help young people communicate their views and ideas on environmental issues which concern them
  • Bring together young people, teachers and expert professionals to examine issues around environmental change

The Centre’s small team has extensive teaching experience with children, young people and adults. We are experienced in designing and developing learning materials relating to the local area for all age groups. Teacher training is also delivered to local teachers and environmental educators.

For schools,  formal and informal programmes are delivered for groups from 5 – 18 years. We follow the National Curriculum with the local area as a focus, encompassing aspects of history, geography, science and citizenship. We support a creative curriculum by offering memorable experiences outside of the classroom and emphasise active learning grounded in young people’s experience and perspective. Our programmes link strongly to climate education and support young people to address the issue of climate change and sustainability.

For the local community and corporate groups we offer guided walks with a focus on urban heritage and culture, wildlife and well being.

Schools please note: From September 2020 we will delivering our schools programme from your own school rather than from our centre.  All our activities are delivered in line with current guidance on Covid 19. Check out our Schools Programme for healthy outdoor learning sessions for your class.