Ealing

London revisited

London Revisited Group

This group is dedicated to providing our members with the opportunity to visit, within Greater London, buildings that are normally inaccessible to the general public but which can be arranged for pre booked groups such as ours with the benefit of in-house guides.

The places of interest can include museums, churches, historic guilds, exhibitions, trade and professional organisations, palaces and other historic buildings as well as occasional guided walks.

Our usual day for such outings is the last Wednesday of the month although we try to arrange an occasional outing on the Tuesday. Certain venues are, however, only available on other midweek days. We arrange approximately 10 events within the year.

Where possible we look to arrange places for 20/25 members (some venues will allow more) and also try to include tea/coffee within the cost of the outings.

This is not a closed group and is open to all members providing they register their interest with the group leader. The schedule/dates/costs of the outings are displayed in 'Dates for Your Diary' below and also on the EVENTS page of Ealing U3A website. The group convener will also announce the outing at a regular Thursday morning meeting and will take names/monies the following Thursday, during the interval, on a first come basis - members CANNOT pre book by way of email but by personal attendance only.

Convener/Group Leader - Derek Atkinson, tel - 07504 667005, or email through the blue bird, above

LONDON REVISITED OUTINGS

See 'Dates for Your Diary' below or the EVENTS page for details of forthcoming visits.

Dates for your Diary
Tue Oct 22nd
→Wed Oct 23rd

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: BANK OF ENGLAND MUSEUM PRECEEDED BY A SHORT VISIT TO ST MARY ALDERMARY FOR TEA/COFFEE AND ENDING AFTER THE MUSEUM EVENT WITH A SHORT VISIT TO WREN’S REBUILT ST MARY ABCHURCH WITH ITS DOME AND AN AUTHENTICATED GRINLING GIBBONS MAGNIFICANT REREDOS WITH ITS LIMEWOOD CARVINGS.

There are 2 consecutive tours to the above museum (not the whole building or bank vaults but an opportunity to hold a gold bar). We start with a video presentation entitled Bank of England, Past & Present hosted by one of the staff lasting about 45/50 min then the opportunity to roam through the museum at will for a suggested 35/45 min. as recommended by the Museum Directorate. This tours starts at 11.00 and we need to be at the museum entrance for 10.45/50 as the splendidly dressed doorkeepers will undertake searches of visitors. I will take names on 10th & 17th October.

When: Tuesday 22nd October and Wednesday 23rd October.

Cost: Free

Numbers: I do need a minimum of 15 for each tour and can take up to 25 or a few more if required.

Travel: District line to Mansion House leaving Ealing Broadway Station (meet at District line platform for a 9.15 approx. departure) then a 2 min walk to St Mary Aldermary church arriving about 10.10 in time for tea & coffee if required then a 5 min walk to the museum. After the museum visit (about 12.40ish) I am happy to take members on a 4 min walk to St Mary Abchurch where a churchwarden will give a short introduction to this lovely Wren Church.
For those who wish to make their own way to the museum please let me know and be at the entrance for 10.45-there is absolutely no compulsion to visit either the churches.

I will announce the tour and take names/monies on 10th and 17th October.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, tel - 07504 667005 or email though the blue bird above

Wed Oct 30th

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: BACK STAGE TOUR of the SOUTHBANK CENTRE including the ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL
Built in 1951 the Southbank Centre/complex comprises 3 concert halls and the Hayward Gallery and located on the South Bank of the Thames between the Hungerford and Waterloo bridges.

This is a guided tour lasting approximately 1 hour, mostly covering the Royal Festival Hall with, hopefully, time for other halls.

When: Wednesday 30th October, starting at 2.00pm

Cost: £9

Numbers: 20 but can take more if there is demand.

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station waiting room at 12.30pm by District Line to Embankment station then a 10 minute walk over Hungerford Bridge. Departure at this time will allow time to use the cafe on the level 2 of the Royal Festival Hall where the Welcome Hub for the start of the guided tour is also located.
If members of the tour wish to make their own way but let me know and meet at 1.45/50pm in the café on the day.

I will announce the tour and take names/monies on 17th and 24th October.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, tel - 07504 667005 or email though the blue bird above

Tue Nov 26th

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: GUIDED TOUR of TATE BRITAIN, MILLBANK, SW1
Russell Nash, who provided the 2 enjoyable guided visits to The National Gallery last December is to undertake 2 similar guided tours to the Tate Britain.
The Tate Britain gallery was built in 1897 and is home to the worlds largest collection of British Art including many works of Turner, Constable, Millais as well as more contemporary art from Bacon, Freud, Hockney, Hepworth to name just a few. Russell will, as before, pick and choose a small number of exceptional paintings to discuss in detail and the tour will last approx. 2 hours.

When: The first tour is on Tuesday 26th November
The tour will start at 10.45am and finish about 12.45pm and there is, of course, a restaurant/café available in the building. Please note that there is also a special William Blake exhibition taking place but this will not be part of the tour.
The second tour is on Wednesday 4th December, details below

Cost: £8

Numbers: 20 per tour

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station waiting room at 9.20am by Central Line to Oxford Circus station then change to the Victoria Line to Pimlico, followed by a 6/7 minute walk to Tate Britain. If anyone wishes to make their own way please let me know and look to meet in the foyer of the gallery for 10.35/40am.

I will announce this tour and take names/monies on 14th and 21st November.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, tel - 07504 667005 or email though the blue bird above

Wed Dec 4th

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: GUIDED TOUR of TATE BRITAIN, MILLBANK, SW1
Russell Nash, who provided the 2 enjoyable guided visits to The National Gallery last December is to undertake 2 similar guided tours to the Tate Britain.
The Tate Britain gallery was built in 1897 and is home to the worlds largest collection of British Art including many works of Turner, Constable, Millais as well as more contemporary art from Bacon, Freud, Hockney, Hepworth to name just a few. Russell will, as before, pick and choose a small number of exceptional paintings to discuss in detail and the tour will last approx. 2 hours.

When: The second tour is on Wednesday 4th December
The tour will start at 10.45am and finish about 12.45pm and there is, of course, a restaurant/café available in the building. Please note that there is also a special William Blake exhibition taking place but this will not be part of the tour.

Cost: £8

Numbers: 20 per tour

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station waiting room at 9.20am by Central Line to Oxford Circus station then change to the Victoria Line to Pimlico, followed by a 6/7 minute walk to Tate Britain. If anyone wishes to make their own way please let me know and look to meet in the foyer of the gallery for 10.35/40am.

I will announce this tour and take names/monies on 14th, 21st and 28th November.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, tel - 07504 667005 or email though the blue bird above

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