Woburn Abbey

The City Adventurers took a trip to Woburn Abbey before it closed for major refurbishments works. Woburn Abbey and Gardens are closed until 2022. Woburn Abbey was founded in 1145 on the site of the present house. It became the seat of the Russell family in 1547 and of the Dukes of Bedford from 1694. The… More Woburn Abbey

Chedworth Roman Villa

The British countryside is a beautiful place to visit and so a couple of years ago a group of us spent a weekend exploring the Cotswold countryside. We didn’t get to try out the deckchairs that had been strategically placed, but we did get to explore a Roman villa and discover more about what the Romans did in… More Chedworth Roman Villa

Compton Verney

It’s hard to believe that this time last year we were visiting Compton Verney. Compton Verney House is an 18th-century country mansion at Compton Verney in Warwickshire, England. The house is home to the Compton Verney Art Gallery. Compton Verney is a registered charity and independent national art. We were able to explore the galleries during a visit in early 2020,… More Compton Verney

Horniman Museum

Before Lockdown Two The Horniman Museum reopened to the public, so a small, socially distanced group of City Adventurers booked tickets to visit. After lunch in the Horniman Café, we donned our face coverings and entered the museum. The first area we came to was the Natural History Gallery. The Horniman contains over 250,000 items… More Horniman Museum

Larkshall Tavern

A public house of historic interest in Chingford Converted into a public house in 1982, this building is part Victorian and part late 16th century timber framed farmhouse. It is a rare survival from the area’s rural past. This grade II listed farmhouse pub underwent extensive refurbishment in 2014, but retained some timber frames dating back… More Larkshall Tavern

Day Trip To Southend

Southend-on-Sea is a seaside town in Essex. Southend-on-Sea is home to the world’s longest pleasure pier, built in 1830 and stretching some 1.34 miles (2.16 km) from shore. The Southend Pier is serviced by a small train. Adventure Island, formerly known as Peter Pan’s Playground, straddles the pier entrance and is an amusement park with fairground rides… More Day Trip To Southend

The Charterhouse

Since 1348 The Charterhouse has served as a monastery, private mansion, boys school and an almshouse. It is currently closed to the public until further notice to protect the older and more vulnerable people living there. City Adventurers managed to visit The Charterhouse before lockdown. The Charterhouse has links to Sherlock Holmes and to Thackeray.… More The Charterhouse