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.

INFORMATION REGARDING OUTINGS FROM SEPTEMBER onwards
Trips from September will include a back stage tour of the Southbank Centre, Bank of England Museum and guided visits to Tate Britain lead by Russell Nash who took us around The National Gallery last December.

Details for these Outings will be provided later along with any other Outings that may become available.

Dates for your Diary
Tue May 28th
→Wed May 29th

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: WESTMINSTER SCHOOL
Guided tours, led by the school’s Archivist and Records Manager, of this public school which can trace its history from 1394 and has been in situ since 1461. The tours will concentrate on the oldest parts of the school including libraries and original school hall with magnificent views of Westminster Abbey and Westminster Cathedral. At least 5 Prime Ministers and many notable authors and poets have been educated here and, since 1973, girls are now accepted.

After the tours it is suggested that we lunch at the nearby Central Methodist Hall and have a 20 minute guided tour of this historic building which will include splendid views of Westminster Abbey from the 4th floor.

Tours of the school will start at 11.00am lasting for about 1.5 hours. Such guided tours of this school are exceedingly rare and difficult to arrange.

When: Tuesday 28th and Wednesday 29th May

Cost: £8

Numbers: 16 per outing

Travel: We will leave Ealing Broadway waiting room for a 9.50/55am departure by District line to St James’s Park station then an 8 minute walk to the school.

These tours will be announced on 9th May and will take names/monies on 16th and 23rd May.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, email though the blue bird above

Wed Jun 26th

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF STATIONERS HALL & ST MARTIN’S–WITHIN LUDGATE (A Historic Wren Church)
A guided visit to the Stationers Guild Hall, very close to St Pauls Cathedral, which has been in situ since 1500s and has magnificent panelling and windows and strong links to William Caxton.
We will, however, start the tour with a visit to a wonderful and much overlooked Wren church associated with the Stationers Hall and, indeed, it has a direct entry to the Hall.

The tour will last about 1.5 hours and tea/coffee and biscuits will be served at the end.

There are many places for lunch in the area including St Paul’s Crypt restaurant.

When: Wednesday 26th June

Cost: £10 including refreshments

Numbers: I am not restricted with numbers on this occasion as the guides will split us into groups of 15.

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station waiting room at 9.50am by Central Line to St Pauls station with a 5/6 minute walk to the Church.

I will announce the tour on 6th June and take names/monies on 13th and 20th June.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, email though the blue bird above

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Gardening 2 History 1
History 2 History 3
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Music 2 Philosophy
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Rambling 2 Science
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Table Tennis Theatre Outings - Questors
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