Our summer programme started after Easter with a visit to Hughenden Manor, home of Queen Victoria’s favourite Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli. The month of May was a busy one for the London Ladies with a tea hosted by Lyon & Turnbull Auctioneers to coincide with their sale of “Select Jewellery, Watches and Ladies’ Accessories” and a visit to the Style Doctors in Westfield for helpful advice on how to dress for your shape and colouring and the information we need to hit the shops ! We also visited George Frideric Handel ’s house and Jimmy Hendrix’s flat followed by tea in the elegant Bond Street Kitchen. As part of our Tuesday Talks programme we were delighted to welcome Dr Bernard Pendergast who gave us some insight into common symptoms and misconceptions on how the heart works in health and disease, Captain Richard Shuttleworth who for over 20 years flew London’s Air Ambulance and Andrew Lownie, author of Guy Burgess, Stalin’s Englishman. Our Summer programme concluded with a visit to Greenwich to see the Painted Hall at the Old Royal Naval College which is under going a major conservation project. Climbing to a special observation deck, the ladies had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience the drama of this vast masterpiece up close.