We plan several visits during the main event and as extra events if they are wanted.
- On Thursday 1st June we have suggested a visit to Hampton Court Palace and the deer park for those who arrive very early. We can enjoy the Maze and the extensive gardens and enjoy a sandwich lunch in the palace grounds or the park café. Some of our party may take a boat trip down to Kingston upon Thames, the original capital of England. In the late afternoon we have arranged a visit to a regular meeting of Royal Jubilee Lodge at Cole Court for members of recognised Grand Lodges. You will then experience a degree ceremony as practiced under UGLE in Emulation ritual. This followed by dinner with members of the lodge at the centre. Our ladies may choose to take the boat trip and do some shopping in Kingston, and then eat locally or return to Hampton Court village for dinner at a local restaurant before returning home to Oatlands Park Hotel – or simply return to Oatlands to relax and eat there. It all depends on the weather and your stamina! Costs to be advised.
- On Friday 2nd June we are planning to take early attendees on a visit to Windsor Castle and Eton College, the well known English public school. You will be able to tour the castle and grounds and have the opportunity to wander through Windsor and over to Eton and the college. We also have the opportunity to tour the college. Lunch to be taken locally as required. We return to the registration and reception and the evening dinner and entertainment at the Oatlands Park Hotel. Costs for the day trip to be advised.
- On Saturday 3rd June you will be taken to London by coach – seeing all the main sights of central London. You will then tour Freemason’s Hall in Great Queen Street – the headquarters of English Freemasonry. You will see the library, museum and some of the lodge rooms. The tour ends in the grand temple where we will hear the newly renovated organ played by a past provincial grand organist and member of the lodge. You will have time to just enjoy lunch in a local pub or restaurant while the more energetic might visit some of the local sights such as Covent Garden, the Soane museum, the royal courts, theatreland or even a little further such as St Paul’s cathedral. We return to Oatlands in time to change for the visit to Cole Court, the reception, events in the Norman Moore temple and the dinner and entertainment.
- On Sunday 4th June we can also provide the opportunity to attend church or go shopping if you are not leaving until later. Shops in Weybridge and Walton on Thames are open and there are many other local places of interest. Or you may just prefer to enjoy the grounds of the hotel and the river Thames until it is time to depart. The choice is yours … just let us know what you feel you would like to do.