VISITS - 2019
Applying for tickets:
If the Visit is full your cheque will be returned. Completed forms may also be handed in at lectures. If you cannot come on an outing PLEASE let the leader (detailed below and on your ticket) know so as not to delay departures.
The Guildhall Art Gallery
The Guildhall Art Gallery has a collection of art treasures, with an impressive selection of works dating from 1670 to the present. It focuses on paintings of London and holds a renowned collection of 19th century works, including Rossetti's ‘La Ghirlandata’ and Constable's large landscape, ‘Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows’. Another highlight is John Singleton Copley's enormous painting ‘The Defeat of the Floating Batteries at Gibraltar (1783–91’). Also on site are the ruins of London's Roman Amphitheatre; lost for centuries, the original circular walls were rediscovered by archaeologists working on the site of the new Guildhall Art Gallery building in 1988.
Meet in the Bookshop inside the Gallery. The nearest tube station is Canon Street.
Visit to The Chelsea Arts Club
Meet inside The Chelsea Arts Club, 143 Old Church Street, London SW3 6EB.
Nearest tube station: Sloane Square and South Kensington.
St Bartholomew’s Hospital
Join our private tour of Barts, West Smithfield, EC1A 7BE, London’s oldest hospital, on its original site since its founding in the 12th century. It has an important current role as well as a long history and architecturally important buildings. The Henry VIII entrance to the hospital continues to be the main public entrance, and the statue of King Henry VIII above the gate is the only remaining statue of him in London. We visit the main square designed by James Gibbs in the 1730s, the Church of St. Bartholomew and William Hogarth’s mural paintings.
Meet at the Henry VIII Gate. West Smithfield.
Nearest tube: Barbican, St Paul’s, Blackfriars, Farringdon.