Tuesday 25 July 2017 and Wednesday 26 July 2017
Canterbury and Saltwood Castle
We visited Canterbury in the morning and then we visited nearby Saltwood Castle where the murderers of Thomas Beckitt stayed before the dastardly deed was committed.
Thursday 17 August 2017
The Wallace Collection
There were two tours running simultaneously in the morning and then again in the afternoon. One tour was a Highlights Tour of the Collection and the other one covered 18th Century French Decorative and Fine Arts, particularly the furniture and the Sevres porcelain.
Thursday 21 September 2017
Firle Place and Charleston Farmhouse
Two famous houses in East Sussex, one the home of Lord Gage, the other the “home” of the Bloomsbury Goup.
Tuesday 3 October 2017
Chevening House and Ightham Mote House
Two lovely houses near Sevenoaks. Chevening is the Foreign Secretary’s country home and Ightham Mote shows the development of an English country house over 700 years.
Thursday 12 October 2017
Guildhall Arts Gallery
We will see works dating from 1670 to the present that document London’s dramatic history.
Wednesday 15 November 2017
City Churches Walk
Our walk will include both exterior and interior visits to a cross-section of the 23 remaining Christopher Wren churches in the City.
Monday 5 February 2018
Banqueting House and Spencer House
Morning and afternoon visits to two of London’s iconic buildings.
Banqueting House application form (PDF version)
Banqueting House application form (Word version)
Spencer House application form (PDF version)
Spencer House application form (Word version)
Fridays 2 and 9 March 2018
Houses of Parliament
Guided tours including the Commons Chamber and the Lords Chambers. Follow in the footsteps of the Queen at the State Opening and be inspired by Westminster Hall which is almost 1,000 years old. **Please note – These two visits are now full with 80 people, the maximum. This is the most that we have ever had.
Thursday 19 April 2018
A tour of all the prestige rooms in Old College, the Royal Memorial Chapel and the grounds.
Thursday 24 May 2018 (amended date)
Beautiful 12th century Cotswold home of Katherine Parr, the 6th wife of Henry VIII. Its art treasures include paintings by Constable, Rubens and Van Dyck.
Thursday 19 July 2018
A day in the house and gardens of the manor acquired by the Gresham family in 1534