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 dedicated day for such outings is the last Wednesday of the month though, of late, 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 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 below and EVENTS page for details of forthcoming visits.

Recent Highlights
April and May 2018 - MARLBOROUGH HOUSE, Pall Mall. Home of 3 Dowager Queens, 3 Princes of Wales, and the Spencer-Churchill family (Dukes and Duchesses of Marlborough). It is currently occupied by the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Foundation and has been the venue for a number of independence negotiations and many Commonwealth conferences.

April 2018 - ARMY MUSIC MUSEUM @ KNELLER HALL, Twickenham. Kneller Hall houses the Royal Military School of Music, training musicians for the British Army, which acquired the building in the mid-19th century. It is also home to the school's Museum of Army Music.

October 2017 - tour of the ROYAL OPERA HOUSE. The history of the ROH, which spans 4 centuries from a tennis court in Lincoln's Inn fields to the splendour of the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, as we now know it, was given as an interesting introduction to our tour.
We were privileged to be met by Philip Mosley, whose story was the inspiration behind Billy Elliot and is a lead character dancer with the Royal Ballet, who was appearing as the Duchess in Alice In Wonderland at that time.
We also saw Principal Dancer, Sarah Lamb, in practice. Our visit concluded with a ringside seat to watch the dismantling of the stage set and the miraculous gliding dance floor. See Group photograph with Philip Mosley on this page

Dates for your Diary
Wed Oct 24th

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: WORSHIPFUL GUILD OF MERCHANT TAYLORS COMPANY, THREADNEEDLE STREET, EC2
A guided tour of this externally understated building but with a magnificent and surprising interior. The guild was recognized by Henry V11 in 1503 and the many rooms have beautiful furnishings and furniture including a charming library overlooking a secluded private garden. We will have tea/coffee & biscuits served to us before the start of the tour.

When: Wednesday 24 October

Cost: £6 pp

Numbers: 25 Max

Travel: Leave Ealing Broadway station waiting room at 9.50 by way of Central line to Bank station and a short walk to the guild where the tour will start at 11.00 lasting some 1/1.5 hours.

I will announce this outing on 4 October and take names/monies on 11th & 18th October.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, email through the blue bird above

Tue Oct 30th

LONDON REVISITED Outing

Where: GUIDED WALK around PIMLICO and parts of WESTMINSTER, headed by GEORGE MARTIN
As a result of the excessive demand for the earlier walk on Wednesday 26 September, which was fully subscribed on 6 September, George has agreed to repeat this walk on Tuesday 30 October.
Pimlico is known for its gardens and Regency Architecture. In its heart there is a grid of residential streets originally laid out by Thomas Corbitt around 1825. There are over 350 grade 2 listed buildings and numerous grade 2 listed churches. The walk will take about 2.5 hours but there will be a midway stop for tea/coffee & comfort break at Tate Britain.

When: Tuesday 30 October

Cost: Free

Number: max of 20

Travel: Meet at Ealing Broadway station waiting room for a 09.30am departure by District line to Victoria.

The outing will be announced by George on 27th September and he will take names at that time and on 4/11th October if spaces are available

Convener: Derek Atkinson, email through the blue bird above

Wed Oct 31st

LONDON REVISITED - Additional outing

Where: WORSHIPFUL GUILD OF MERCHANT TAYLORS COMPANY, THREADNEEDLE STREET, EC2
As a result of great demand and to satisfy many members, arrangements have been made for a additional visit to the above Guild. It will be a guided tour of this externally understated building but with a magnificent and surprising interior. The guild was granted its charter and recognized by Henry VII in 1503 and the many rooms have beautiful furnishings and furniture including a charming library overlooking a secluded private garden. We will be provided tea/coffee and biscuits at the start of the tour in the central passageway which overlooks the garden.

When: Wednesday 31 October

Cost: £6 pp

Numbers: 20 - but can be increased to 25 if required

Travel: To fit into the guilds prior arrangements that afternoon, we need to be at their premises for a 10.00 or as near as possible start and the tour will end about 12.00. I therefore propose to leave Ealing Broadway Station waiting room at 9.00 or as near as possible by Central Line to Bank with a 5 min. walk to 30 Threadneedle Street.

I will announce this outing on 18 and 25 October and will also take names/monies on those days.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, email through the blue bird above

Tue Nov 27th

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: NATIONAL GALLERY in TRAFALGAR SQUARE - Two consecutive Guided Tours
Our guide, Russell Nash, will take us through this building highlighting a number of important paintings from the 13th century to the 1900’s commenting on the brushwork, style, use of colour and shade etc. This building was founded in 1824 and comprises some 2300 paintings. The Sainsbury wing was completed in 1991 and we will start our tours from here.

When: Tuesday 27 November and Wednesday 28 November

Cost: £8

Numbers: 20 per outing

Travel: Leave Ealing Broadway Waiting room at 9.45 by train to Paddington and then Bakerloo line to Piccadilly Circus and 10 min walk to gallery. The tours start at 11.00 approx and will take about 2 hours.
Those who wish to make their own way should arrange to be in the Sainsbury Wing entrance for 11.00.

I will announce these outings on 8 November and take names/monies on 15th & 22nd November.

Convener: Derek Atkinson, email though the blue bird above

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Art and Design Art appreciation 1
Art Appreciation 2 Beer Investigation
Book circle 1 Book Circle 2
Book Circle 3 Book Circle 4
Bridge (beginners) Bridge (intermediate)
Crafts 1 Crafts 2
Current affairs Exercise
Family history Film
French conversation Gardening 1
Gardening 2 History 1
History 2 History 3
Italian Literature
London revisited Luncheon club
Meditation with music Music 1
Music 2 Philosophy
Photography Poetry
Psychology Rambling 1
Rambling 2 Science
Scrabble and Table Games Spanish Conversation
Table Tennis Theatre Outings - Questors
World religions