Tuesday 23 August 2016
Frogmore House and Savill Garden, both in Windsor Great Park
Built in the 17th century, Frogmore House became a royal property when it was purchased for George III’s wife, Queen Charlotte, in 1792. It is no longer occupied but it is frequently used by the Royal Family for private entertaining. Savill Garden was created by Sir Eric Savill in the 1930s and is managed by the Crown Estate. The garden includes woodland, ornamental areas and a pond. Attractions include the New Zealand Garden, the Queen Elizabeth Temperate House and trees planted by members of the Royal Family.
Tuesday 13 September 2016
Walk around central Richmond with Jane Short of Richmond Heritage Guides and visit 4 Maids of Honour Row on Richmond Green.
Wednesday 12 October 2016
The Priory and Hospital Churches of St Bartholomew
London’s oldest surviving church in continuous use since 1143.
Tuesday 15 November 2016
V&A New Galleries
Visit to the New Galleries of the Victoria and Albert Museum led by Blue Badge Guide Anna Warrillow.
Friday 20 January 2017
Sir John Soane Museum and Samuel Johnson’s House
Sir John Soane’s amazing and varied collection in Lincoln’s Inn Fields and Samuel Johnson’s home, nestled amongst a maze of courts and alleys in the City, where he wrote the Dictionary of the English Language.
Friday 24 February 2017
Blue Badge Guide Sarah Ciacci will guide us around the splendid 19th century art of the Courtauld Gallery.
Saturday 25 February 2017
Choral evening at Westminster Abbey
A magical tour, in the quiet of the evening, of special historical and architectural sites with music from the Purcell Club.
Friday 24 March 2017
A visit to one of London’s leading clubs, the Athenaeum in Pall Mall.
Thursday 27 April 2017
Hogarth’s House and Chiswick House
The splendid Palladian Villa of the Duke of Northumberland and the neighbouring “country cottage” of the artist William Hogarth.
Wednesday 17 May 2017
A guided stroll around Spitalfields and Shoreditch, exploring street art in the area.
Wednesday 28 June 2017
A visit to Chichester, the county town of West Sussex with a tour of the Norman cathedral.