Beyond the Classroom

What we like to do 

The Department of Gender Studies support and encourage students in having a work / life balance. Here are some examples of what we like to do in our freetime. 


What we like to do




I like visiting Crystal Palace Park and The Wallace Collection at Hertford House.

Mary Evans, Leverhulme Emeritus Professor



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I love all of the Christmas Lights in Central London and love visiting the pop-up Markets. Covent Garden is only a 10 minute walk from LSE! 

Helen Groves, Events and Communications Coordinator





Saturday:  Start your walk at Broadway Market in Hackney and choose something to eat at the market. Then walk east along Regent's Canal. You pass Victoria Park and keep left to go all the way down to Limehouse Basin. Then turn right and follow the Thames path through Wapping all the way to London Bridge and Borough Market. It's about 3 hours altogether with stops, but you can break it up at different points too.

Clare Hemmings, Head of Department Professor of Feminist Theory





My favourite place is a swim in the lido at Hampstead Heath in the early morning followed by a croissant and coffee at the Lido cafe!

Marsha Henry Associate Professor and Interim Director of the Centre for Women, Peace and Security





I like to visit the Tate Modern and East Dulwich picture gallery. You can travel by boat between the Tate Britain and Tate Modern. I also like reading detective fiction. 

Hazel Johnstone, Departmental Manager



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I love the Little Venice canal walk: take the Bakerloo line to Warwick avenue and walk to Little Venice. The canal will take you through Regents park. Keep going and you will find yourself in Camden town. 

Ece Kocabicak, Teaching Fellow in Globalisation, Gender and Development





My favourite places to visit are the Tate Modern and Kew Gardens.

Anouk Patel-Campillo, Assistant Professor of Gender, Development and Globalisation



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For foodies: farmers markets - lots across London on different days; for walkers: capital ring walk - divided into sections and takes you around London through outskirts, so a very different way to get to know the city, away from the hustle and bustle; for art appreciators: Tate Modern/ and Britain lots of good stuff to see in the permanent exhibition and special shows.

Ania Plomien, Assistant Professor in Gender and Social Science





I like to visit the Tate modern, new building exhibitions especially. I also like to walk along Regents canal - from Angel to Hackney. You should also visit the Barbican.

Leticia Sabsay, Assistant Professor in Gender and Contemporary Culture





"I love to walk in London; my three most regular are up the Grand Union canal from Wormwood Scrubs to Paddington Basin (or sometime to Regent's Canal), along the Uxbridge Road from Shepherd's Bush to Acton, and along the Thames from Hammersmith to Richmond. I am also slowly working my way through the Capital Ring. One of my research interests is sexuality and urban politics, so sometimes I keep my headphones off and take pictures and notes as I walk, but on other occasions I listen to podcasts or music and walk to burn off steam and leave the frustrations of the day behind!

Emma Spruce Teaching Fellow in Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights


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