Trips & Events

London Places

Do you enjoy looking round buildings, gardens and other significant places in London?  This group meets a few times each year to explore locations in the capital.  Travel is by train from a local station, leaving and returning outside peak hours. There is sometimes an entry charge. 

Trips are advertised in the LALG magazine and on the website about 2 months in advance.  If you have ideas for where you’d like to go do get in contact.

Because of the virus emergency the current programme of visits has had to be postponed until further notice, including the proposed trip in June to the East End of London.

Train Buddies

We meet on the first Thursday of the month to book a trip on a Thursday at the end of the subsequent month making use of reduced rail fares for Advance tickets and/or a group/railcard reduction, but when these are not available for our chosen destination we use Off Peak Day Return tickets. The cost of the fare is usually around £25 but depends on how far we travel and we aim to spend around 4 - 5 hours at our destination

All are welcome but you will need to be at the meetings to book and pay for the ticket if we are using an Advanced fare ticket. If we are buying Off Peak Return tickets you can just buy your ticket on the day, but please let us know in advance.

Visiting Churches

We are a non-religious group that is interested in churches and other places of worship – their architecture, monuments, art and history – and the people who have been associated with them over the years. 

We arrange guided tours of interesting buildings during spring, summer and autumn - see the Events panel for details of our next visit(s).

Everyone is welcome at all our events; although we don't worship together there is always time during our visits for those who would like some quiet reflection.

Some of the talks we have arranged, and places we have visited, are listed below.

We have had to postpone visits arranged for the Spring and Summer due to the coronavirus restrictions but will restart our programme as soon as  possible. 

 

 

 

 

Occasional Events

These are one-off events organised by the LALG Social Committee or by LALG members - the activities don't belong to any individual Group.  

Monday to Friday Group

MONDAY TO FRIDAY GROUP  17-3-2020

Regrettably, Monday to Friday Group outings will be suspended while the latest Coronavirus restrictions are in place.  We will review the situation when these restrictions end, and hope to be able to resume as soon as possible after that.  Thank you all for your past support.

Visits to museums and places of interest and occasional pub lunches

PLEASE NOTE THE ORGANISER'S TELEPHONE NO. DURING OUTINGS IS 07761 570948

London Villages

Unfortunately the planned visits to Covent Garden in April and May 2020 have had to be CANCELLED because of the virus emergency.

The aim of this group is to explore either some of the individual villages that became swallowed up in the metropolis (e.g. Highgate, Dulwich, Walthamstow), or to follow themes (e.g. the John Nash Route, Legal London, the East End).  The format is a walk punctuated with stops where the leader will talk about the salient features of the area, such as its history, architecture, connections etc.  All members of LALG are welcome on our walks, but as we are limited by the logistics of a large group using public transport, applications are taken on a strictly “first come” basis.

Our walks are no longer than 5 miles, and include a break for coffee, with toilet facilities, and options for lunch – sometimes the whole group may eat together but more often members are free to choose their own venue, though the leader will offer suggestions.  Members may bring a packed lunch if they prefer. 

We do not require members to stay with the group throughout the duration of the trip, as some may prefer a shorter walk than that offered, and others may wish to stay on in London afterwards.  If leaving early, please ensure you inform the leader of your intentions.

We use public transport, and usually aim to complete the walk within the “off-peak” period.  For the times we travel, Senior Railcards may be used but Network cards are invalid. For those without an appropriate railcard, a “group” fare, giving equivalent discounts, is available for 3 or more travelling together. This must include the return journey.

When booking please confirm LALG membership, your email address and, ideally, a mobile contact number.

Contact on the day: 07900 868180

The Group Contact has general information about the group only. See www.lalg.org.uk/londonvillages.

Theatres and Excursions

This group specialises in organising trips to theatres for plays, music concerts, and other major events including sport. Prices usually include good seats and travel by coach from, and returning to, Letchworth.

See the programme of upcoming events in the column on the right headed ‘Group events’. Click on any title and you will see details of the performance, times, method of travel, and how to book your seat.

Message from Malcolm, the organiser (30 April)
 
At present British Athletics are working on the basis that the Anniversary Games will be going ahead as planned on 5 July. This may change.
 
As soon as I receive refunds for performances that have been cancelled, I will contact all who have paid. These are:
  • Saturday 16 May (Afternoon)  ABIGAIL’S PARTY 
  • Sunday 7 June (Afternoon)  LET’S FACE THE MUSIC 
  • Wednesday 1 July (Afternoon)  CAROUSEL  
  • Saturday 29 August THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST
 

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