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. Members can bring one guest per event at member’s price provided they register their guest’s name and pay for them at the time of booking.Later or additional bookings for guests will be charged at non members price.
SUMMER 2019 PROGRAMME
Tuesday 30th April Lunch following the talk on Christian Dior Following Anne Haworth’s presentation on Christian Dior which coincides with the blockbuster exhibition “Dior, Designer of Dreams” at the V & A, a two course, cold buffet lunch will served in the adjoining Ladies drawing Room at the Army & Navy Club. Members £30 - Non Members £40 Don’t forget to add the talk if you would like to attend both.
Wednesday 8th May - The Quest for Queen Mary Hugo Vickers is well known as a biographer, lecturer and broadcaster, and is an acknowledged expert on the Royal Family. Queen Mary, grandmother of the present Queen, died at Marlborough House in 1953. Two years later James Pope-Hennessy was invited to write her official biography, a fascinating opportunity to study royalty as ‘an endangered species”. Pope-Hennessy’s 1959 biography has been described as ‘the most entertaining royal biography that has ever been written.’ Revealed confidential notes of the times have now been published in full in The Quest for Queen Mary, edited by Hugo Vickers. The book was a runaway success in 2018. In this stunningly illustrated talk, Hugo Vickers takes us on a whistle-stop journey through Queen Mary’s life and introduces some of the eccentric and fascinating figures that James Pope-Hennessy met in his quest to understand her. The talk will take place in the elegant surroundings of the University Women’s Club and will be preceded by an opportunity to meet our speaker over a glass of wine. 6pm to 8pm. Members £35 - Non members £45
Tuesday 4th June 25th Anniversary Celebration Tea We head to the Iconic Bluebird in the King’s Road for an elegant summer afternoon tea to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the London Ladies Club. Indulge in sandwiches, cake and of course, scones with clotted cream and catch up with some special guests speakers from the last 25 years, including author and broadcaster Peter York, Svetlana Lloyd, Speaker and former Dior model and Liz Earle’s Brand Ambassador Caroline Archer. 3.00to 5.00 pm Members £40 - Non Members £50
Thursday 20th June Behind the scenes at the Royal Opera House The London Ladies Club first visited the Royal Opera House in the Summer of 1996. Since then, the ROH has undergone a £50 million remodelling. We are delighted to return to the Royal Opera House for an exclusive backstage tour of one of London’s best-known theatres, home to opera and ballet, in the heart of the Covent Garden. Join us to learn about the history of of one of London’s best-known buildings, and see what goes on behind the scenes. Visit the Backstage and the Front of House areas of one of the world's leading theatres as it prepares to open its doors for the evening performance. Our visit will be followed by a two course lunch at Côte Covent Garden nearby. Meet at 10.30 am Members £ 42 - Non members £55
Tuesday 9th July Westminster to Richmond for lunch by river boat.
We will leave from Westminster Pier in the heart of London and take the two hours historic route with commentary, on the Thames to Richmond. On our way we will pass the Palace of Westminster, the Fulham Palace and Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew, to alight at historical Richmond Riverside, a relaxed and tranquil environment over looking the River Thames. We will then head to the stunning Gaucho restaurant located on the banks of the River with views of Richmond Bridge and Petersham Meadows for a two course lunch. The perfect way to spend a Summer’s day ! Richmond has excellent transport links to arrange your own return at a time to suit you. Meet at Westminster Pier at 10.45 am. Members £ 50 - Non members £60
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.