The Away Days are jointly organised by Jim Sweeney [020 8340 9282], John Hajdu [020 8883 8114] and Sue Teller [020 8381 4480]. There are up to three visits per term and they are advertised in Newsletters or the Update mailings and here on this page. [Photograph above is of an Away Days visit to All Hallows by the Tower and the surrounding area.]
The distinctive difference of the Away Days is that they are open to ALL members. You need not register to be in a group. Just choose an outing that interests you and apply. But, as numbers are usually limited, you MUST apply. We look forward to seeing you but please post your applications promptly as demand often exceeds supply.
Any enquiries should first go to Sue Teller [020 8381 4480]
Click here for a blank application form.
Upcoming Away Days (newest on top)
Friday, 22nd June, 2018.
Modernist Hampstead Architecture
We have arranged a guided visit of the exteriors of some of the revolutionary Modernist homes and idealistic architecture built in Hampstead in the 1930s such as The Sun House by Maxwell Fry, and 66 Frognal by Connel Ward and Lucus. Much of this architecture echoed design trends in Europe but elements of eighteenth-century architectural design were also an influence for some architects. We will see some more recent examples, and, in passing, some striking non-modernist Hampstead buildings. Our walk will finish at 2 Willow Road (National Trust, and open to the public) near South End Green with the option to go on to the iconic Isokon flats in Belsize Park.
Times and Travel. 10.50 am for 11.00 am outside Hampstead Tube Station (Northern Line.) The walk will last around 90 minutes and finish near South End Green, from where there are buses to Archway, Camden Town and Belsize Park. Hampstead Heath Overground station is also near by.
Cost. £7.00, payable in advance.
Booking. Essential. Early application advisable. Please use booking form (or send a note with the required details) and your cheque.
Recent Away Days
Friday, 18th May, 2018.
Historic Jewish East End Walk
The edge of the traditional City of London was an area heavily populated by Jewish immigrants from the 1880s onwards. We have arranged for professionally qualified tour guide Colin Davey to take us on a conducted stroll lasting approximately 1.5 hours. Much evidence of the old community still exists, such as synagogues, a former soup kitchen and social housing set up by a prominent Jewish businessman. In addition, we will see a sculpture by an artist who survived Auschwitz internment, and the street that became associated with clobber. We will finish with a short poem that encapsulates the hunger of Jewish immigrants to make a success of life in their new home.
Times & Travel: 10.50 am for 11.00 am outside Aldgate Station (Circle and Metropolitan lines) .There is one exit from Aldgate Station, out on to the north side of Aldgate High Street. The walk will finish near to Aldgate East Station (Hammersmith & City, and District lines). Please note that the start is at Aldgate Station and not Aldgate East Station.
Cost. £6, payable in advance.
Booking. Essential. Early application advisable. Please use adjacent booking form (or send a note with the required details) and your cheque.
Friday, 23rd March, 2018.
Covent Garden Walk
The area to the west of the City of London known as Convent or Covent Garden has a rich and tantalising history. Our walk explores the transformation of the area from its time as the Old Village or Aldwych to its time as a vegetable garden, then as a rich and sought after area following the Fire of London. Finally, we will look at its transformation to the heart of theatre land and the exciting tourist destination that it remains to this day.
Facilities. Cafes galore, most with toilets.
Times.10.50 am for 11.00 am outside entrance to Charing Cross Station Hotel. The circular walk will last around 90 minutes with a short break halfway.
Cost. £5 payable in advance.
Travel. Charing Cross tube station on the Northern Line.
Booking. (Essential. Early application advisable.) Please use adjacent booking form (or send a note with the required details) and your cheque.