Outings and Holidays

Outings and holidays are very popular with members and users. Getting out in the fresh air, visiting new places or familiar places in the security of a group is very appealing to many and places go very quickly. Watch out for details in our One in 5 newsletter or the Southwark Explorers programme. We are very lucky and occasionally individuals and organisations offer us free trips, eg, to the Shard, or on a red routemaster bus. When these opportunities come up we advertise them in the centre and we prioritise members.

Canterbury Christmas Market

Wednesday 6th December 2017. Day Trips £14.00 for members / £16.00 for non members.
Please visit the Centre or call to make a booking.


SPC Day Trips

Worthing Tuesday 17th July
Brighton Tuesday 14th August
Eastbourne Wednesday 12th September

Winchester Christmas Market:
Wednesday 5th December



Monday 5th to Friday 9th November 2018
6 Non-supplement rooms available £285.00
4 With Supplement + £40 on top of price = £325.00
Included : Return coach travel, Half board accommodation, all rooms en-suite with colour TV and hospitality tray, live entertainment, 2 full day excursions (excluding admissions), Taste of Christmas and £2 house bar 8-11 pm nightly


Southwark Explorers

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.