Aquabats Sports and Social Club for the Blind

Registered Charity: 1076921

Aquabats is a mixed ability club meeting in and around London for a variety of sports and social events.

Thu 27th January – Meal at Ritz Cafe

33 Goldhawk Road Tel: 020 8743 6722. Please meet at Goldhawk Road (Hammersmith and City Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm).

Thu 3rd February – Meal in Hampstead

Meal at the Flask Public House in Hampstead, 14 Flask Walk, Hampstead, London, NW3 1HE Tel: 020 7435 4580 . Please meet at Hampstead Underground Station (Northern Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Thu 10th February – Meal at Sig. Grilli

Ristorante Italiano 40 Goodge Street London W1T 2QW Telephone: 020 7637 7405. Please meet at Tottenham Court Road at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Thu 17th February – Ten-Pin Bowling

Please meet at Queensway Underground Station (Central Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. Non-member cost £5.

Thu 24th February – Meal at the Coronet

Please meet at Holloway Road (Piccadilly Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Thu 3rd March – Meal at the Red Fort

77 Dean St. London W1D 3 SH Tel 020 7437 2525. Please meet at Tottenham Court Road at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. £5 cash back for members.

Thu 10th March – Meal at Swan Public House

66 Bayswater Road, London W2 3PH. Please meet at Lancaster Gate (Central Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm

Thu 17th March – Mark Best at the RNIB

Please go straight to RNIB Room 5 where event starts at 7.00pm.

Thu 24th March – Annual General Meeting

7:00pm Lucas Arms, 245A Grays Inn Road Kings Cross. Arrive earlier if you want to have a meal before AGM

Thu 31st March – Tennis Evening in Islington

Islington Tennis Centre. Please meet at Caledonian Road (Piccadilly Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. Non-member cost £5.

Thu 7th April – Meal at Noodles Magic

139A King Street Hammersmith W6 9JG Tel: 020 8748 9482. Please meet at Ravenscourt Park (District Line Ealing Broadway or Richmond Branches) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. Anyone using the Picadilly Line can change at Hammersmith and go straight across if coming from the East. £5 cash back for members.

Thu 14th April – Rowing Tank

Please meet at Royal Albert D.L.R at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. You will need to catch the Becton branch.

Thu 21st April – No Event

No event due to it being Maundy Thursday.

Thu 28th April – Tour of Bexleyheath Police Station

Please meet at Charing Cross (Platform 5 Enquiry Point) at 5.15 leaving at 5.30.

Thu 5th May – Social evening at the Swan Public House

66 Bayswater Road, London W2 3PH. Please meet at Lancaster Gate (Central Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Thu 5th May – Social evening at the Swan Public House

66 Bayswater Road, London W2 3PH. Please meet at Lancaster Gate (Central Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Thu 12th May – Guided Walk Jack the Ripper Haunts

Please meet at Tower Hill Underground Station at 6.45pm leaving at 7.00pm. Non-member charge £3.

Thu 19th May – Social Evening at ASK Italian Restaurant

160-162 Victoria Street London SW1E 5LB TEL: 0207 630 8228 WEBSITE: www.askrestaurants.co.uk. Please meet at Victoria Underground Station (District Line Exit) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Thu 26th May – Walk and Meal in the Oakwood area

Please meet at Oakwood (Piccadilly Line) at 6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm. Meal is optional but is at an Indian restaurant close to Cockfosters Underground Station just off Cockfosters Road.

Thu 2nd June – Swimming in the Serpentine

We can only swim in the Serpentine until 6.00pm so you can go into the pool at any time but for members who alight from the water at 6.00pm they will receive £3 cash back. If anyone would like to be taken I am happy to meet them at Lancaster Gate Underground at 4.30pm but please let me know if you would like to be met

Thu 9th June – Dragonboating at Shadwell Basin Outdoor Activities Centre

Shadwell Pierhead, Glamis Road, London E1 9EE – 020 7481 4210. Please meet at Shadwell D.L.R at 6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm. £3 deposit payable by 2 June

Thu 16th June – Rowing in the Serpentine

Please meet at Marble Arch at 5.20pm leaving at 5.35pm

Thu 23rd June – Narrowboat trip

Please meet at Angel at 6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm. Non-member cost £3

Thu 30th June – Swimming in Serpentine

Arrangements as above

Thu 7th July – Walk in Danson Park Bexleyheath

Please meet at Charing Cross Mainline Station at the Platform 5 enquiry point at 5.10pm leaving at 5.25pm. We will be catching the 5.30pm train which arrives in Bexleyheath at 6.05pm.

Thu 14th July – Barbecue

Please meet at Old Street at 6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm. The event takes place at the Laburnum Boat Club, Laburnum Street, Hackney London E2 8BA. Please bring own drink.

Thu 21st July – Rowing in the Serpentine

Please meet at Marble Arch at 5.20pm leaving at 5.35pm.

Thu 28th July – Swimming in the Serpentine

We can only swim in the Serpentine until 6.00pm so you can go into the pool at any time but for members who alight from the water at 6.00pm they will receive £3 cash back. If anyone would like to be taken I am happy to meet them at Lancaster Gate Underground at 4.30pm but please let me know if you would like to be met.

Thu 4th August – Rowing in the Serpentine

Please meet at Marble Arch at 5.20pm leaving at 5.35pm

Thu 4th August – Rowing in the Serpentine

We will be rowing on Thursday weather permitting from Marble Arch at 5.15pm leaving at 5.30pm. We will be transported down to the boat club by Liberty Drive from the Speakers Corner entrance which is free.

Thu 11th August – Swimming in the Serpentine

We can only swim in the Serpentine until 6.00pm so you can go into the pool at any time but for members who alight from the water at 6.00pm they will receive £3 cash back. If anyone would like to be taken I am happy to meet them at Lancaster Gate Underground at 4.30pm but please let me know if you would like to be met.

Thu 11th August – Swimming in the Serpentine

We can only swim in the Serpentine until 6.00pm so you can go into the pool at any time but for members who alight from the water at 6.00pm they will receive £3 cash back. If anyone would like to be taken I am happy to meet them at Lancaster Gate Underground at 4.30pm but please let me know if you would like to be met.

Thu 18th August – Meal at the Ruby Grand

227 King Street Hammersmith W6 9JT Tel: 020 8748 3391 Web: www.ruby.uk.com. Please meet at Ravenscourt Park (District Line Richmond or Ealing Broadway branches) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. £5 cash back for members.

Thu 18th August – Meal at the Ruby Grand

227 King Street Hammersmith W6 9JT Tel:  020 8748 3391 Web:  www.ruby.uk.com. Please meet at Ravenscourt Park (District Line Richmond or Ealing Broadway branches) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. £5 cash back for members.

Thu 25th August – Walk at Cockfosters

Please meet at Cockfosters (Piccadilly Line) at 6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm

Thu 25th August – Walk at Cockfosters weather permitting

Please meet at Cockfosters (Piccadilly Line) at 6.15pm leaving at 6.30pm

Thu 1st September – Meal at Jane and Brian’s house in Farnborough Kent

If you would like to come by car please let me know via e-mail or telephone and I will let you have the address. Please meet at Charing Cross at the Platform 5 Enquiry Point at 12.00pm leaving at 12.20pm. Please let me know by 25 August if you intend to attend the lunch

Thu 8th September – Ten-pin bowling at Queensway Ice and Bowl

Please meet at Queensway at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. Non-member charge £6.50

Thu 8th September – Ten-pin bowling at Queensway Ice and Bowl

Please meet at Queensway at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. Non-member charge £6.50

Thu 15th September – Tour of Bexleyheath Police Station

Please meet at Charing Cross at the platform 5 enquiry point at 5.10pm leaving at 5.25pm

Thu 22nd September – Air hockey at Queensway Ice and Bowl

Please meet at Queensway at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm

Thu 29th September – Big money bingo at the Lucas Arms

245a Grays In Road, Kingscross. Please meet at Kings Cross Underground station at the barriers served by the Victoria and Piccadilly Lines at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm or you can make your own way there

Thu 6th October – Climbing at Mile End

Please meet at Mile End at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. We would like as many as possible to come on this event.

Thu 13th October – Ajanta Tandoori, 10-12 Goldhawk Road

The nearest Tubes are Goldhawk Road (Hammersmith & City and now also the Circle Line) and Shepherds Bush (Central Line). The 237 and 94 bus stop right outside the restaurant. People near the District Line could get the Tube to Stamford Brook and then get a 237 or 94 right outside the station (same side of the road) which would take them directly to the restaurant. Please meet at Goldhawk Road at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm

Thu 20th October – Celebration MBE meal at Pizzorea

29 Villiers Street. Please meet at Charing Cross Mainline Station by the gate to Platform 1 at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm. Restaurant is just to the right at the bottom of the 40 steps

Thu 27th October – Gym event at the Porchester Leisure Centre

Please meet at Royal Oak (Hammersmith and City Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm

Thu 10th November – Ghost at the Piccadilly Theatre

Please note that all ten places have now been taken. For those coming please meet at Piccadilly Circus Underground Station at 1.30pm leaving at 1.45pm. There is no charge for the ten members attending

Thu 17th November – Fundraising entertainment evening at the RNIB

105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE. Event starts at 7.00pm. Everyone will pay £3. There will be a raffle which will include a star prize and a few smaller prizes.

Thu 24th November – Swimming at the Queen Mothers Sports Centre

223 Vauxhall Bridge Road Westminster, London SW1V 1EL Tel: 020 7630 5522 Please meet at Victoria Underground Station (District and Circle Line exit) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Thu 1st December – 1 December gym event at the Porchester Leisure Centre

Queensway London W2 5HS Tel: 020 7792 2919 Please meet at Royal Oak (Hammersmith and City Line and Circle Line) at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm.

Thu 8th December – Christmas meal at the Lucas Arms

245a Grays Inn Road, London, WC1 8QZ tel 020 7837 4340 Please meet at Kings Cross Underground Station at the barriers served by the Victoria and Piccadilly Lines at 6.30pm leaving at 6.45pm or you can make your own way. Meal wil be served from 7.15pm. Menus will follow later.

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