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June 2024

Fri 07th Jun 2024

Legal London: Tour of the Middle Temple and the Royal Courts of Justice

  • Fri 07th Jun 2024
  • 10:50

Physical event
  • Middle Temple Lane, Temple, London EC4Y 9BT

Join us on Friday 7 June 2024 for a tour in the heart of legal London as we visit the Middle Temple, one of four Inns of Court to which barristers must belong and the Royal Courts of Justice, home of the Court of Appeal. Guests should arrive at 10:50am at the entrance to the Middle Temple, in advance of our tour at 11am of this centuries-old historic complex. We will be led by an expert guide who will enlighten us about the past of the main aspects of the Middle Temple, a highlight of which will include the famous Middle Temple Hall. This 16th century building features a magnificent double-hammer beam roof completed in 1573, under which the first-recorded performance of the Shakespearean play Twelfth Night is said to have taken place.

Guests should note that the Middle Temple observes a dress code and attendees should wear smart casual dress on the day. By way of further guidance, the Middle Temple state: ...the dress code is less formal than business/lounge suit, but means specifically no jeans or trainers. For example trousers/skirt with a smart top, a dress, or trousers with a button-down shirt and jacket. A tie is optional. Shoes should be smart.

The tour will last approximately an hour and we will then break for lunch, weather permitting, in the tranquil surrounds of the Middle Temple Gardens. Lunch will be at the choice and cost of the guests, with plenty of cafes, restaurants and pubs available nearby for a bite to eat.

The Royal Courts of Justice are situated on the Strand, a short walk from the Middle Temple. We will reconvene in the entrance hall of the Courts at 1:50pm for a 2pm tour of this splendid Victorian building. Our tour will delve into its architecture and history, including some of the famous cases heard in the 140 years that justice has been dispensed in its halls. The day should conclude at approximately 3:15pm.

This fascinating day out in the heart of the legal profession in the City costs £ 29 per person. 

Available options:

Tour of Middle Temple and Royal Courts of Justice : Price £29.00: Last booking date Fri 24th May 2024 06:07 am

Places Remaining: 13

Tue 18th Jun 2024

Tour of Armourers' Hall

  • Tue 18th Jun 2024
  • 11:00

Physical event
  • 81 Coleman Street, London EC2R 5BJ

A look into the past and splendour of Armourers' Hall. Based on the same site since 1346 and one of the few to escape the Great Fire of London, the Hall was rebuilt in the 19th century in Victorian Gothic splendour. Recently refurbished, the Hall is filled with stunning rooms of historic interest and tells the tale of the evolution of the Armourers and Brasiers' Company from its ancient roots into a modern livery company supporting a variety of charitable causes. The former Clerk to the Company will guide us through the history of the Company and its hall over the centuries. The ticket price of £20 per person includes tea coffee and biscuits. Following the tour we will enjoy lunch at the Globe pub nearby at individual cost. 

Available options:

Tour : Price £20.00: Last booking date Tue 18th Jun 2024 12:00 pm

Places Remaining: 16

July 2024

Thu 04th Jul 2024

Midsummers Day Annual Meeting 2024

  • Thu 04th Jul 2024
  • 18:30

Physical event
  • Guildhall

Annual Meeting

Available options:

This event is FREE

Places Remaining: 30

Sat 06th Jul 2024

Tour of Fighter Command at Bentley Priory

  • Sat 06th Jul 2024
  • 11:00

Physical event
  • Mansion House Drive, Stanmore, London HA7 3FB

The home of Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, join us as we look into the story of ‘The Few’ who defended the skies in early World War Two and ‘the Many’, the ground crew without whose work on the ground victory would not have been possible.

Arriving at 11am, an expert guide will take us through the historic house of Bentley Priory, telling us the story of the origins of the building and the important role it played in the Second World War. Lunch will follow the tour, this being at individual cost, after which there will be the opportunity for further individual exploration of the house and grounds.

Tickets cost only £8 per person for adults and £7 for over 60s and students.