Outings and Walks


OUTINGS BY LUXURY COACH        Marjorie Power

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Thursday 3rd August                           Penshurst Place

Wednesday 23rd August                     Anglesey Abbey

Thursday 7th September                     Leeds Castle

(Full details and booking forms are available from the office)


OUTINGS IN LONDN        Naomi Stuart

Tuesday, 25th July                 THE SKY GARDEN                          

The Sky Garden at 20 Fenchurch Street is a unique public space that spans 3 storeys and offers 360° uninterrupted views across the City of London. Visitors can wander around the exquisitely landscaped gardens, observation decks and an open air terrace of what is London’s highest public garden.

The Sky Garden has been designed to create an open and vibrant place of leisure, offering visitors a rare chance to experience London from a different viewpoint. There are several cafés and restaurants if one wants refreshments.

Entry is free but must be done by email up to 3 weeks before the proposed visit. I am hoping to take 30 U3A members on Tuesday 25th July at 11:00am. This means I cannot apply for the tickets before Monday 10th July.  If you wish to go on this outing, you must give the office your name and telephone number/email address in writing before this application date as I wish to try to get tickets at the earliest opportunity. All visitors are issued with individually named tickets. The tickets will be applied for on a first come, first served basis.

Tuesday, 12th September     LONDON LEGAL and OLD BAILEY INSIGHT     

 There is a maximum of 30 Places on a first come, first served basis, with only one ticket per member.    The cost is £8.00 which must be handed in at the office in an envelope with the name, telephone number and email address (if you have one) of the person applying. It is in the late morning and lasts about 2 hours.

Time and details to be advised.


Every Thursday     ALL DAY COUNTRY WALKS   Chris Queen

All walks are constructed 5 days ahead of them taking place (the weather forecast is then available). Information is normally emailed to all walkers on the Sunday before. If you wish to join a walk, please contact me the week before by email chrisqueen@onetel.com (preferred method of communication) or telephone: 020 8450 7603

This is an example of the sort of information you may get to join a walk:

  • This 6-mile walk is in the Kent countryside
    The starting point is Charing Cross mainline station
    We are taking the 09:40 for Folkestone Central Service from Platform 4 to Pluckley
    You must be there by 09:10 at the latest.
    Stand near to this platform but not immediately next to ticket barriers.
    Bring your Freedom Pass because group-discount rail tickets for the part of your journey outside of London are necessary and will be purchased for you.
    We will be in the Black Horse in Pluckley at 1:30 pm. The pub will provide a variety of lunch items from soup and sandwiches to main dishes.
    Expect to be back in London by 5:30 pm.

Throughout the summer months most walks will be outside the London boundary.


Tuesday, 8th August & Monday, 4th September A LOCAL WALK     Hilary Roodyn


“Water, Soap and Beer”

The story of Hampstead is influenced by these three substances. Water, because of its natural health-giving springs; soap because two soap magnates helped preserve the Heath and beer because of E. C. Guinness, who bought Kenwood House and installed his magnificent private collection of masterpieces there.

Hampstead Heath – circular walk of about 5 miles.

Meet at Golders Green Station at 10:30.   Lunch at Kenwood.

No need to book – just turn up. If necessary, call Hilary (020 8346 6566)


Look on the Notice Board for a chance to get tickets for Prom Rehearsals at the Royal Albert Hall.