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Friday 9th March All Our Waterloos

Join us on our trip to London by coach, looking back at 1000 years of French influemce on London, with a guided visit round the European galleries in the Victoria and Albert Museum included in the day.

We will meet our guide at the Museum of London where we will have coffee, which is included in the cost of the trip. Throughout the day our guide will bring to life the history of the French in London, including the Huguenots who were given sanctuary by Charles II and mainly settled in the Spitalfields area, the aristocratic survivors of the French revolution, and the super-tax exiles making the French Quarter one of the most affluent neighbourhoods in the capital.

We will stop to buy lunch in the area of Thurloe Place in the heart of the French Quarter, which offers a good choice of restaurants and cafes where we can take a break.

In the afternoon we continue to the

Victoria and Albert Museum where we will be split into two groups, with one group touring the European Galleries with our guide while the other self- guides in the British Galleries, where the impact of French design on British manufacture is apparent. The two groups will then swap over.

The Morris designed café in the Museum offers a welcome place to buy tea before we head home at 4.30pm.

Date:Friday 9th March 2018

Boarding time/place:

a) 8.45amHigh Street, Kingston – opp. The Rose Theatre
b) 9.00amEwell Road, Surbiton, bus stop “ Telephone Exchange”

Cost: £30.00 per person including coach, guide, tips and coffee.

If you would like to join this outing please complete the enclosed application form (one for each household or individual) and send it, together with your cheque for £30.00/£60.00 to Claire Bletcher, 17, Lower Green Road, Esher, KT10 8HE Phone: 020 8398 7107

If you do not give an email address please include a stamped, self- addressed envelope.

Downloadable Application Form   KU3A Waterloo application form