It's been a busy start to the Autumn for the London Ladies, on Tuesday 17th September, our members visited the Museum of the Order of St John's Hospitallers in Clerkenwell. The Museum tells the fascinating story of the Order of St John, from its origins in 11th century Jerusalem, through to it's role today with St John Ambulance and the St John Eye Hospital in Jerusalem. The visit was followed by tea in the Museum.
On Tuesday 1st October, the London Ladies Club members went to Highgrove. We boarded our coach in Sloane Square and stopped on the way for a delicious lunch at the Royal Oak Leighterton before continuing to Highgrove. It is now more than 30 years since the Duchy of Cornwall bought Highgrove in Glouscestershire and the Prince of Wales made the Estate his home. The garden unfolds in a series of highly personal and inspiring tableaux, each one reflecting the Prince's interests and enthusiasms. The garden is in complete harmony with nature, ethically sound management policies are pursued making the Estate a model of organic sustainability. After our walk through the gardens, our members were able to have tea in the Orchard Restaurant and to do some shopping before taking the coach back to Sloane Square.