Saturday 31st August

Thrills in Blackpool!
An overnight stay from Saturday 31st August to Sunday 1st September

Blackpool Illuminations

Join us for a trip to Blackpool, once Britain’s most spectacular seaside resort. Enjoy over 10 km of beach and promenade, the piers, fortune-tellers, the only surviving first-generation tramway of this country, fish and chip shops, the Blackpool Tower, Madame Tussauds, the attractions of the Pleasure Beach as well as an exhibition by artist Zoe Beloff,  “Dreamland: The Coney Island Amateur Psychoanalytic Society and Their Circle, 1926-1972”.

Local guide, Kelly Walker, will be giving us a tour which will encompass the Winter Gardens, the Comedy Carpet, Town Hall, Central Library and North Pier, including special access to some of these venues.

We’ll be staying overnight for the opening of the famous Blackpool Illuminations, which should be a spectacular end to our day!

We will meet at 9am at Euston station to buy our tickets for the 9.30 train and jump on a train back to London on Sunday, 1st of September. Please buy train tickets individually (sadly, there is no group discount) and book a hotel room if needed. We will be staying at the Park House Hotel.

Free of charge, but please send an e-mail to Jessica Dain, j.dain@ucl.ac.uk if you want to attend.