• Henley DFAS

Day Visits

Visit to Strawberry Hill House and Garden Thursday 11th May 2023 Booking Thursday 16th March 2023
Visit to Strawberry Hill House and Garden
Nicknamed Horace Walpole's 'Little Gothic Castle', Strawberry Hill was created by Horace Walpole in the 18th Century. He was a leader in the Georgian fashion of Gothic revival architecture, taking its inspiration from gothic cathedrals around Europe.  It is attractive and fascinating as you view it from the large garden which originally ran down to the Thames at Twickenham.
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Wednesday 12th July 2023 Booking at the lecture on Thursday 18th May 2023
Salisbury Cathedral and Arundells (Home of Sir Edward Heath)

A Magical Combination - Salisbury Cathedral and Arundells (Home of Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath)

Andrew Davies’ Walking Tour: Islington to Camden Market Thursday 14th September 2023 Booking Thursday 15th June
Andrew Davies’ Walking Tour: Islington to Camden Market

The Angel, Georgian and Victorian squares, Duncan Terrace, Copious Blue Plaques, Camden Market, Sadlers Wells, 17C New River and landscaped areas and what artist Walter Sickert called the hanging gardens of Islington.  Gracie Field’s home, where Joe Orton playwright was murdered and Boris Johnson’s former home.

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Usual Booking Procedure for Day Visits
1.  Bookings are taken prior to the morning and afternoon lectures in the Ballroom at Phyllis Court Club (PCC), usually 2 months before the actual visit.  The exact booking dates are available on our Website and printed in the annual calendar given to all members of The Arts Society Henley on renewal of their subscriptions in November.
2.  Except when advised otherwise, bookings open at 09:30 in the morning and 13:30 in the afternoon.  Places are filled quickly for popular outings so it is advisable to arrive early.
3.  Bookings are only taken for the visit advertised that day and only accepted on receipt of payment by card or cheque (payable to TASH).
4.  Members may book for themselves and one other member, except for the Andrew Davies Tours when it is single bookings only.  You will be required to fill in a Contact Form and provide your name, email address, mobile and home telephone numbers and an emergency contact name and number.  If you are booking for someone else, it would be helpful if you had these details, otherwise they will need to be posted.
5.  Telephone and email reservations are not accepted until after the first booking date.
6.  The coach departs from the Rugby Club, Marlow Road, Henley (opposite the entrance to PCC).  There is car parking on site (payment by debit/credit card only).  You will be informed of the relevant departure time when you book.  Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the departure time.  Please note that the coach is not able to wait for late arrivals.
7.  Cancellation: payment will only be refunded if the place is taken by someone on the waiting list.  Please note that places may not be taken by non-members except by prior agreement.
9.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch by email or telephone if you have any queries.  I am happy to help and want you to have an enjoyable day.
     If you wish to get in touch prior to the visit, you can email me at

      judith@wargrave.me or phone 07939 062321.  On the day of the visit please phone 07939 062321       

                                                                                                                                                                         Judith Stephenson-Hodges