Literary Trips

March 1984Chawton, Hampshire: Jane Austen’s home

May 1986 – Sissinghurst, Kent: Vita Sackville-West

May 1987 – Penshurst Place, Kent: Sir Philip Sidney

May 1988 – Knole, Kent: basis of the fictional home of Virginia Woolf’s “Orlando”

May 1989 – Arbury Hall, Nuneaton, Warwickshire: childhood ‘home’ of George Eliot

May 1990 – Mapledurham House, near Reading, Berkshire: Pope

May 1991 – Burwash, Sussex: Kipling

May 1992 – Rochester, Kent: the Dickens Centre

May 1993Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire: Byron

May 1994 – Chawton, Hampshire: Jane Austen

May 1995 – a weekend trip to Dublin: various Irish writers’ homes and two theatre trips

May 1996 – Kelmscott Manor, Gloucestershire: William Morris

May 1997 – Wimpole Hall, Cambridgeshire: Kipling’s daughter

May 1998 – Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire: Shakespeare

May 1999 – Lichfield, Staffordshire: Dr Johnson

May 2000 – Ayot St Lawrence, Hertfordshire: George Bernard Shaw

May 2001 – Higher Bockhampton, Dorset: Hardy’s Cottage

May 2002 – Bedford: Bunyan

May 2003Rye, Sussex: Henry James

May 2004 – Monk’s House & Charleston, Sussex: Virginia Woolf & Vanessa Bell

May 2005 – Burwash, Sussex: Kipling

May 2006 – Bloomsbury, London: Dickens

May 2007 – The City of London: Dr Johnson’s House

May 2008 – Chelsea, London: Carlyle’s House

May 2009Chalfont St Giles, Buckinghamshire: Milton’s Cottage

May 2010Kensington, London: Linley Sambourne & Leighton Houses:
Linley Sambourne

May 2011 – Kelmscott Manor, Gloucestershire: William Morris

May 2012 – Little Gidding, Cambridge University and Town: T S Eliot

May 2013Keats House, Hampstead, London: John Keats

May 2014 – Oxford

May 2015 – The King’s School, Canterbury

May 2016 – Strawberry Hill

In general, the following details apply to all our literary trips to venues outside London:
– we meet outside and return to 26 Russell Square
– the coach or mini-bus leaves at 10.30 am
– lunch is included in the cost of the trip
– any entrance price for the venue is included in the cost
– we plan to return to Russell Square for c.6.30pm

If you are unable to attend a ULEMLA meeting, and wish to book one of the seats on the mini-bus for a trip outside London, please contact the Visits Secretary by e-mail:[Please note: in the e-mail address just quoted, “maggy” is followed by the underline symbol (“_“) before one@…“.] 

Numbers are sometimes restricted to 16 by the size of the transport.  On those occasions, the first 16 people to pay the full trip ticket price will be the 16 who attend the visit.  The Visits Secretary is usually willing to take deposits and instalments, so long as the full amount is paid by ULEMLA’s April meeting.

The final payment date is usually the  April meeting.