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Day trip to Canterbury on Sun 20 Jan
We're going on a day trip to Canterbury on Sunday 20th January. 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. TRIP COST: We're going by coach, from near Elephant & Castle station, and places are limited. It's £28 each for the well-organised trip, 2-way coach travel, payment fees, and guided tour of Canterbury, and when you RSVP for this event you will need to pay online. PAYMENT OPTIONS: - Bank card (when it says “Choose a way to pay”, click on "Pay with debit or credit card"). - PayPal. - Ask friends or family to pay for you online. - Bank transfer (message us to arrange this). - Cash in advance (message us to arrange this). If you have any questions or need help with your payment then post a comment on this event page and we can help you in your native language. CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL ENTRANCE COST: Visiting Canterbury Cathedral costs £12.50. Bring exact cash and we'll collect it in the morning. ITINERARY: # 8am - We're meeting outside Smeaton Court, 50 Rockingham Street, London, SE1 6PF. It's near Elephant & Castle station. Map: . Arrive early so we can check you off the guest list, and you can get a coffee, use toilets, meet everyone, and board the coach. # 8.30am - Coach departs. # 11am - We'll arrive in Canterbury, and we'll have our guided tour of the town as we take in the sights. # 1.30pm - We'll visit Canterbury Cathedral. # 2.30pm - We'll have a lunch break. # 3.30pm - You can explore the medieval city and visit attractions, museums, boat cruise, take photos, try local foods, and buy souvenirs. # 5.10pm - Meet at the Bus Canterbury coach park, 10 Saint John's Place, Canterbury, CT1 1BD. Map: . It's next to the Sainsbury's supermarket car park. The coach will be waiting for us here. # 5.30pm - Coach departs. # 8pm - Arrive back at Trafalgar Square in London. Then we'll go for food and drinks nearby. Bring your photo ID for entry into the venue. NOTE: - This is an informal trip and you are free to go wherever you want. Just arrive early to our afternoon meeting point to get the coach back to London. - Details of our trip may be changed at any time to ensure that it runs smoothly, so check this event description and comments 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. TERMS & CONDITIONS: By purchasing a place on this trip and/or attending, you and each of your guests, as applicable, confirm that you have read and agreed to our Terms & Conditions. Click here to read these: BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW: Come with us as we go on another grand day out. It’s your chance to get out of London, enjoy a well-deserved break, discover new places, see famous and historic sights, try some local foods, take photos of your experience, meet lots of wonderful guys and girls 18-40, and make some good friends. Book your place now to join us on this fantastic day out! :)

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50 Rockingham Street, London, SE1 6PF · London


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