DATE & TIME:Sunday 26 January 2020 @ 08:30
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CATEGORIES:Bridge,Castle,Cathedral,Church,City,City walls,Cobbled streets,Exhibition,Gardens,Gatehouse,Guided tour,History,Market,Monument,Museums,Panoramic views,Park,River,Shopping,Statues,Theatre,Tower,Punting,Abbey
COST:This amazing trip costs £ 31.00 . If you book at least 10 days early then there's a small discount.
This includes the well-organised trip, 2-way transport, guided walking tour, and some awesome travel buddies to make good friends.
EXTRA ACTIVITY COSTS:You can optionally visit Canterbury Cathedral which costs £12.50 (£10.50 for students).
DESTINATION INFO:Canterbury is Britain’s holiest city, home of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the cradle of English Christianity. It was the destination for pilgrimages for hundreds of years, where people from all over Christendom took the once in a lifetime journey to visit the shrine to Saint Thomas Becket, who was murdered at the cathedral. Canterbury was further made famous by Geoffrey Chaucer’s book The Canterbury Tales, a collection of stories about pilgrims travelling to visit St Thomas Becket’s shrine. Canterbury is now a busy market city with much of its medieval character preserved, and is visited by 2 million tourists each year. Things to see include Canterbury Cathedral, the Westgate which is the largest surviving city gate in England, the Norman Canterbury Castle, St Martin’s Church which is the oldest church in Britain, St Augustine’s Abbey ruins, the Roman Museum, the city wall founded in Roman times, and 12th/13th century buildings by the River Stour: Greyfriars, Blackfriars and Eastbridge Hospital.
HIGHLIGHTS:– See the stunning Westgate Towers, the largest surviving city gate in England. – Stroll through the beautiful Westgate Gardens. – Walk along the top of the magnificent city walls. – Climb to the top of Dane John mound to see views of the surrounding area. – Visit Canterbury Cathedral and see where thousands of pilgrims came to visit St Thomas Becket’s shrine. – Explore the little cobbled streets around the Buttermarket.
DEPARTURE:Bus stop "P", Inner London Crown Court, Elephant & Castle
Map & directions: https://goo.gl/maps/NCuDMeFx63QrGJP69
ITINERARY:# 8.30am – We’re meeting at bus stop “P”, which is opposite the Inner London Crown Court, Newington Causeway, London, SE1 6DR. It’s near Elephant & Castle station. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/5kcWxr9x7WYfc63GA . Arrive early so we can check you off the guest list, and you can get a coffee, meet everyone, and board the coach. # 8.40am – Coach departs. # 10.55am – We’ll arrive in Canterbury, and we’ll have our guided tour of the city. # 1.30pm – We’ll have a lunch break. # 2.30pm – You can explore the medieval city and visit attractions, Canterbury Cathedral, museums, boat cruise, take photos, try local foods, and buy souvenirs. # 5.15pm – Meet at the Canterbury Coach Park, Canterbury, CT1 1BW. Map: https://goo.gl/maps/8HQRTTUzvX22 . It’s next to the Sainsbury’s supermarket car park. The coach will be waiting for us here. # 5.25pm – Coach departs. # 7.45pm – Arrival back near Elephant & Castle station in London. Then we’ll go for food and drinks nearby. Bring your photo ID for entry into the venue.
TRIP UPDATES:No updates.
NOTE:– Check the Transport For London website (https://tfl.gov.uk) for details of any issues on the public transport network on this date, and use the journey planner to find the best way to arrive at our morning meeting point on time.
– This is an informal trip and you are free to go wherever you want. Just ensure that in the afternoon you arrive early to our meeting point to go back to London together.
– You are responsible for your personal safety and your belongings at all times.
– Details of our trip may be changed to ensure that our trip runs smoothly, so you should check this event description and the updates section regularly, before and during the trip.
– You should buy your own travel insurance.
– There are no refunds unless we cancel the trip, and places are non-transferable.