Explorerse posing with Westminister in the background
The Southwark Explorers Club, founded in 2000 by Tony Lynes, started with just a handful of members, and now has nearly 300. It is open to everyone over the age of 50 (most of us are over 60) in Southwark and the surrounding area.

Our monthly programme offers free or low-price/subsidised weekly events and outings to places and events of cultural, artistic or historical interest (usually one per week), across London and further afield. We meet up at SPC setting out. Led by members who are pensioners, the Club also provides opportunities for older people, including the many who live alone, to make new friends.

Recent events have included guided tours of the Southbank Centre, The Magic Circle, and Clarence House. There have been day trips by coach or train to Broadstairs, RHS Wisley, Blenheim Palace and Cambridge. There is a regular programme of guided walks and boat trips, as well as theatre and film visits.


Explorers’ membership for 2016 is £10.00. We try to make our events accessible to as wide a range of members as possible, and many of our activities are subsidised.


Call in at the Southwark Pensioners Centre to find out about membership of the Explorers and to see a sample monthly programme; telephone us on 020-7701 4452; or email


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