We would like to remind our members that all external events need to be booked in advance in writing by using the booking form on the back page of London Lady. Confirmation and details of the event will be sent to you once we have received payment. Refund of cancelled external events is dependent on the cancellation policy of the companies with whom we work. Member’s spouses and partners are always welcome to join us.
AUTUMN 2019 PROGRAMME
Monday 23rd September - The Royal Mews - Fully Booked.
The current Royal Mews was built in the gardens of Buckingham Palace in 1825. However, the history of this institution goes back to the late 14th century in the reign of Richard II. For around 100 years until the reign of Henry VII, the King's Mews was at Charing Cross on the present site of the National Gallery in London. The building was destroyed in a fire during the reign of Henry VIII in 1534 and rebuilt as stables. Today the Royal Mews provides road transport for The Queen and members of the Royal Family by both horse-drawn carriage and motor car. It is also one of the finest working stables still in existence. It is responsible for looking after the state carriages, coaches and cars used by The Queen and members of the Royal Family during state occasions. We meet at 10.30 am to go through security, the warden tour will start at 11am the visit is followed by a two course lunch at the nearby BBar in the Reubens Hotel. Members only . Members £45 - Non members £55 . SOLD OUT
Thursday 17th October - Pitzhanger Manor
From 1800 to 1804 Sir John Soane, one of Britain’s most influential architects, designed and built Pitzhanger Manor as his dream country retreat in what was then rural Ealing. He built Pitzhanger to showcase his skills as an architect, and designed it around his eclectic and growing collection of art and antiquities but first and foremost it was a place of entertainment, where he could host clients and influential friends at dinners and large garden parties, or simply to fish in his lake. Following a £12m building programme, Pitzhanger stands today as a testament to Soane’s creative genius. Pitzhanger is a rare example in London of a spectacular Soane building largely intact. Join us for our exclusive tour followed by tea in Soane’s kitchen. 2pm tour followed by tea at 3.30pm. Pitzhanger Manor is a short walk from Ealing Broadway Station - Members £35 - Non Members £45
Monday 18th November - The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries at Westminster Abbey.
A stunning addition to Westminster Abbey, The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, has undergone a £22.9 million refit. For many years, the Triforium was essentially Westminster Abbey’s attic, used as storage space or as a spillover viewing gallery for coronations. High above the Abbey floor, the Galleries in the beautiful 13th century triforium display the greatest treasures and tell the story of our thousand-year history. After our tour of the Galleries which starts at 3pm, we will go to the nearby Cellarium for tea before returning to the Abbey for Evensong at 5pm followed by very special after hours tour of the Abbey. 3pm to 7pm. Members £45 - Non Members £55
Christmas lunch - Monday 2nd December
We are delighted to be holing our Christmas lunch in the beautiful Drawing Room, at the University Women’s Club in Mayfair. With a welcome glass of wine or a refreshing elderflower cocktail on arrival, our two course lunch will include roast turkey with all the trimmings followed by chocolate yule log with ice cream, coffee and petits fours. Some special guest speakers will also be there to help us celebrate the start of the Holiday season. Meet at 12.30 pm. Members £52 - Non members £60.
PREVIEW FOR MEMBERS ONLY.
Tutankhamun : Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh at the Saatchi Gallery will unveil more than 150 original objects from the tomb, with 60 pieces travelling out of Egypt for the first and final time. We anticipate that this exhibition will be very popular and we are keen to secure tickets for the London Ladies Club. Please let us know if you are interested in join our group on Tuesday 28th January about 3pm followed by tea at the Mess Restaurant nearby. Pre booked members only event.
There will be a Tuesday talk at the Rag the week before by an Egyptologist, so that we can be prepared for our visit and know what to look out for !
We would like to remind our members that all external events need to be booked in advance by using the booking form in London Lady. Confirmation and details of the event will be sent to you once we have received your payment.