Thorpe Bay

London Group 10

This group is led by Peter Shaw & Brian Lewis. It will meet on the 4th Thursday monthly. All meetings will be at a London venue.

September Meeting

London Group 10 defied the weather forecast and travelled to Hyde Park and after coffee and cakes took a tour around Apsley House at Number 1 London.
This is an English Heritage site and as such with U3A membership advance booking allows free entrance for a group of members.
It is an extremely interesting house and with the exhibits housed over three floors showing the history of the house, the ownership and reasons for change. It is of course famous as the London Residence of the Duke of Wellington and the memorabilia collected during various campaigns including India and the defeat of Napoleon at Waterloo.
There are guided walks and talks at various times during the day.
This was followed by a visit across the road to the Wellington Arch which also is an English Heritage site which commemorates the victory at Waterloo and on various floors gives insights into both this battle and also the history of the Royal Artillery during the First World War.
At the end of this tour and the climb up and down the 65 stairs we made our way to The Grenadier Inn in Belgravia which had great food and a number of real ales.

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