SUMMER 2018 PROGRAMME
We would like to remind our members that all external events need to be booked in advance by using the booking form in the centre page of London Lady. Confirmation and details of the event will be sent to you once we have received payment. Member’s spouses and partners are always very welcome to join us. Members can bring one guest at member’s price to any External Event provided they register their guest’s name and pay for them at the time of booking. Later bookings will be charged at non members price. Refund of cancelled external events is dependent on the cancellation policy of the companies with whom we work.
Wednesday 9th May : The Fine Art Society
The Fine Art Society have occupied their premises in New Bond Street, Mayfair, since 14th February 1876. The gallery has for many years largely concentrated on British Art and Design from 1800 to the present day. It is London's oldest commercial Art gallery still operating out of their original premises. James McNeill Whistler, Walter Sickert, and Leon Bakst exhibited there during their lifetimes, and work by these artists and their contemporaries are stilll exhibited today, alongside modern and contemporary Art and decorative Art and Design. For the first time in their 142 year history, all of the gallery's directors and the majority of the staff are women. Join us for a glass of bubbly and guided tour of their current exhibition of British Art and tour this magnificent building. 5pm to 6pm. Members £25 - Non members £35
Wednesday 23rd May : The Gardens of Belgravia - This event is for Members only.
Starting at the Landscape offices of the Grosvenor Estate in Ebury Street and under the expert guidance of Timothy Jones, Associate Director of Grosvenor’s London Estate, we will meander through Belgravia with exclusive access to the magnificent garden Squares of Belgrave Square, Eaton Square and Chester Square looking out at some of the more interesting buildings on our way. Our walk will conclude with a light lunch at the Thomas Cubitt in Elizabeth Street. This is a members only event and includes a Charitable Donation. Meet at 10.30am. Members £ 42
Monday 4th June : Fishbourne Roman Palace
Discover the unique story of the largest Roman home in Britain and explore Britain’s greatest collection of Roman mosaics in situ, as they were laid 2,000 years ago. During our private guided visit, you will see the Palace reconstructed to its former glory in the introductory film and follow in the footsteps of our Roman ancestors as you wander around Britain’s first garden, the lavish centrepiece of the Palace. There is also a chance to glimpse behind the scenes of the museum and see how conservators and curators care for the many treasures from the site. A light lunch will be served in the cafe after our visit. We will travel to West Sussex from Sloane Square and back by private coach leaving at 9.00am returning around 5 pm traffic conditions permitting. Meet at 8.45 am. Members £60 - Non members £80
Tuesday 19th June : The Fulham Palace
Discover the rich history of Fulham Palace, its architecture, gardens, the Bishops of London and their families. Our private guided tour will include the Palace and chart the long history of the Fulham Palace site, from Prehistoric times to the present day. After our tour, we will have a light lunch in the restored Georgian Drawing Room Café overlooking the magnificent Fulham Palace Gardens, if the weather permits, lunch will served on the terrace of the Palace. Meet at 11am for a 11.15am start. Members £35 - Non Members £50
Monday 16th July : The Old Bailey
Known as the Old Bailey, the Central Criminal Court of England and Wales is the country’s leading criminal Court. Now a Crown Court centre, it hears cases from the City of London and the Greater London area, and those remitted to it from England and Wales. It is also the site of the old Newgate Prison. Join us for an exclusive personal tour led by Aldermanic Sheriff Tim Hailes JP and hear about the fascinating history of the Court and some of the most interesting trials which include those of Oscar Wilde, the Krays and Peter Sutcliffe, the ‘Yorkshire Ripper’. Our tour will be followed by supper nearby. Meet at 6.30pm. Members £42 - Non members £55
We would like to remind our members that all external events need to be booked in advance by using the booking form in the centre page of London Lady. Confirmation and details of the event will be sent to you once we have received payment.