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.

Further visits in 2020
I am in the process of arranging a guided trip to Portcullis House (opposite Parliament Square) to view the portraits of parliamentarians and 1st floor Committee Corridor with a date of Friday 15th May to be confirmed shortly. I can take up to 30 people and the cost will be £15pp. There will probably be the opportunity to use the underground passageway to enter Westminster Palace and the Great Hall and café.

I am also looking to put together a couple of outings for June & July to Greenwich (a Tuesday & Wednesday) taking in a short guided visit to St Alfege Church who was martyred here in 1012. Next, following a break for refreshments in the Heritage centre, on to a guided visit to the Old Royal Naval College to view Wren’s landmark building and The Painted Hall. I imagine the cost will be about £10/12pp and I would look to travel to Greenwich by DLR and possibly return via the river boat.

Full details of these outing to follow on our return for the Spring Term in mid-April.

Dates for your Diary
Mon Jan 27th 2020

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: WORSHIPFUL GUILD of TALLOW CHANDLERS HALL, 4 Dowgate Hill, EC4
A guided tour of this magnificent hall which has been in situ since 1672 and this guild received its Royal Charter in 1462 while it was located in a different premises also in Dowgate Street.
The building comprises 7 distinctive rooms with impressive panelled walls, stained glass, paintings and elegant ceilings dating from 1868. The Banqueting Hall suffered WW2 damage but has been restored. The building has often been used for film and TV period productions.

When: Monday 27th January (Monday is the only day that these very rare tours are available)
The tour will last about 1.5 hours including time for pre tour refreshments in the hall and will start at 11.00am.

Cost: £10 inclusive of refreshments

Numbers: 25 is the maximum members that I can take

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station (meet at the bottom of the stairs) at 9.50am by District Line to Cannon Street station. If anyone wishes to make their own way please let me know and look to meet at the Guild (opposite Cannon Street Underground/Rail station) at 10.50am.

I will take names/monies for this tour on 16th and 23rd January 2020.

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

Wed Feb 5th 2020

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: WILTONS MUSIC HALL, Graces Alley E1
The first of two guided tours to this oldest surviving grand music hall in the world which opened in 1859, was destroyed by fire in 1877, then abandoned and had various other uses such as a Methodist Mission before being restored to its original purpose.
It is a Grade 2 listed building located in Shadwell and its unique hall is often used in period dramas.

When: Wednesday 5th February
The tour will start at 11.00am and will last about 1.25 hours. I did bring a large group to this venue in Sept 2015 and we had a splendid time.

Cost: £8

Numbers: Up to 20 per tour but I do need a minimum of 15.

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station (meet at the bottom of the stairs) at 9.30am by District Line to Tower Hill station, then an 8/10 minute walk to the Music Hall.
If anyone wishes to make their own way please let me know and look to meet either at Tower Hill Underground station at 10.35am or at the entrance to the Music Hall for 10.45/50am.

I will take names/monies on 23rd and 30th January for this February outing.

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

Tue Mar 3rd 2020

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: WILTONS MUSIC HALL, Graces Alley E1
The second of two guided tours to this oldest surviving grand music hall in the world which opened in 1859, was destroyed by fire in 1877, then abandoned and had various other uses such as a Methodist Mission before being restored to its original purpose.
It is a Grade 2 listed building located in Shadwell and its unique hall is often used in period dramas.

When: Tuesday 3rd March
The tour will start at 11.00am and will last about 1.25 hours. I did bring a large group to this venue in Sept 2015 and we had a splendid time.

Cost: £8

Numbers: Up to 20 per tour but I do need a minimum of 15.

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station (meet at the bottom of the stairs) at 9.30am by District Line to Tower Hill station, then an 8/10 minute walk to the Music Hall.
If anyone wishes to make their own way please let me know and look to meet either at Tower Hill Underground station at 10.35am or at the entrance to the Music Hall for 10.45/50am.

I will take names/monies on 20th and 27th February for this March outing.

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

Tue Mar 24th 2020

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: LONDON TRANSPORT ACTON DEPOT MUSEUM for POSTER & ART STORE, Acton
A guided tour of the original artwork displayed throughout the London Underground from approx 1880 to the present day which is stored at the LT museum in climate controlled rooms directly over the road from the entrance to Acton Town Underground Station.
The tour will be led by David Burnell, who is the registered guide for this building.

When: Tuesday 24th March
The tour will start at 11.30am and will last about 2 hours - some climbing of stairs will be required. I did bring a group to this venue in April 2016 which was very popular.

Cost: £5

Numbers: Maximum of 20 people.
If there is sufficient demand, I am willing to try to arrange a further visit later in the year and could arrange a 1.30pm outing

Travel: Make your own way and meet outside Acton Town Underground station at 11.15am, then a 5 minute walk to the Museum. [Acton Town is 2 stops from Ealing Broadway on the District line]
There are limited car parking spaces available by the Museum entrance.

I will take names/monies on 12th and 19th March for this outing.

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

Wed Apr 1st 2020

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: THE HONOURABLE SOCIETY OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, London EC4
The first of two guided tours of probably the finest example of an Elizabethan Hall in London. It has a huge double-hammer beam roof dated in 1562, and has hosted such people Sir Walter Raleigh & Sir Francis Drake. Significant paintings are on view of our Monarchs from Elizabeth 1 to George 1 and the High Table of Oak of 29 feet in length was a gift of Elizabeth 1 who was a regular visitor to the Hall. Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night was first performed here in 1602.

When: Wednesday 1st April
The tour will start at 11.00am and will last approximately 1 hour with tea & coffee available at the end of the tour.

Cost: £12 including refreshments

Numbers: Up to 20 per tour but I do need a minimum of 10.

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station (meet at the bottom of the stairs) at 9.45am by District Line to Temple underground station, then a 7/8 minute walk through the atmospheric grounds and cobbled lanes of these two inns of court (Middle & Inner Temple) to the Hall.
If anyone wishes to make their own way please let me know and look to meet at Temple Underground station at 10.40am.

I will take names/monies on 19th and 26th March for this 1st April outing.

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

Tue Apr 28th 2020

LONDON REVISITED outing

Where: THE HONOURABLE SOCIETY OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, London EC4
The second of two guided tours of probably the finest example of an Elizabethan Hall in London. It has a huge double-hammer beam roof dated in 1562, and has hosted such people Sir Walter Raleigh & Sir Francis Drake. Significant paintings are on view of our Monarchs from Elizabeth 1 to George 1 and the High Table of Oak of 29 feet in length was a gift of Elizabeth 1 who was a regular visitor to the Hall. Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night was first performed here in 1602.

When: Tuesday 28th April
The tour will start at 11.00am and will last approximately 1 hour with tea & coffee available at the end of the tour.

Cost: £12 including refreshments

Numbers: Up to 20 per tour but I do need a minimum of 10.

Travel: Travel will be from Ealing Broadway Station (meet at the bottom of the stairs) at 9.45am by District Line to Temple underground station, then a 7/8 minute walk through the atmospheric grounds and cobbled lanes of these two inns of court (Middle & Inner Temple) to the Hall.
If anyone wishes to make their own way please let me know and look to meet at Temple Underground station at 10.40am.

I will take names/monies on 16th and 23rd April for this 28th April outing.

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

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