Monday January 23; Bridges of London A train journey to Waterloo, followed by a walk over and under the bridges as far as Tower Bridge, where we lunch before returning by bus and train. [About 4 miles, flat and paved.]
Thursday 26 January: Ditchling Museum of Art and Craft with group tour The museum in Ditchling holds art and craft work collections that are said to be internationally important. All sorts of artists have been drawn to the village of Ditchling over the years and it includes work from famous sculptors, engravers, type designers, painters and many other types of artists. The calligrapher Edward Johnston has work displayed here; you may recognise some of his work in the form of the typeface used on the London Underground. Come and explore and enjoy getting in touch with your creative side. Senior Social Members, £ 21; Non-members, £24
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Monday February 13; In the Footsteps of Oliver Twist We travel by train to Waterloo then take the bus to the Old Bailey from where our walk takes us to Oliver’s London. Our final stop is the Dickens Museum in the house where he wrote Oliver Twist (entrance fee £6 if you wish to go in.) From there we go to catch the bus back to Waterloo. [About 3.5 miles, flat and paved.]
Thursday 16 February: Hall Place and Gardens Sitting on the banks of the River Cray in Bexley, Hall Place is a stunning Tudor House with beautiful grounds to match. It was built in 1537 by wealthy merchant and former Lord Mayor of London, Sir John Champneys. The house has undergone a few renovations over the years due to various owners which have only added to the beauty and history of the house. The gardens include the remains of a watermill and a highly fashionable pleasure garden amongst other things. On site you can also enjoy a butterfly jungle, plant shop, gift shop and the delicacies offered at the Riverside café whilst looking out over the gardens and river. Senior Social Members, £ 21; Non-members, £24
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Monday February 27; Woodberry Wetlands and Stoke Newington We head to Finsbury Park by bus and underground, then through the newly opened Wetlands Centre and on to Stoke Newington where we lunch. You may like to visit Abney Park Cemetery before returning home. [About 4 miles, flat and mostly paved.]
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Monday March 13; A New Look at The Olympic Park We travel by train and overground to enjoy an exploration of the changes in the Olympic Park, lunching in Stratford before our return. [About 4 miles, flat and paved.]