17, 18, 19 Sept : Master’s Weekend – London

Each year the incumbent Master hosts a weekend which centres around his or her interests. This year Master Lars Andersen is hosting his weekend in London (with a Norwegian Twist) and aims to support businesses across the Capital. Those which need our support as we slowly navigate our way out of the pandemic. Lars’ weekend incorporates something for everyone. Each element stands alone which allows complete flexibility – feel free to opt in or out of any of the programme activities. All we ask is that you confirm in advance which ones you and your guests would like to take part in. And don’t worry if you come alone, the fellowship and friendship developed at the Master’s weekend will be sure to leave you with a wider circle of friends.

Saturday 18th September 2021

8.45am for 9am-10am – Central Criminal Court Private Tour – £15.00 pp (donated to the Sheriffs’ and Recorder’s Fund)

Join the Master Lars Andersen and City of London Sheriff Michael Mainelli at this whistle-stop private guided tour of The Old Bailey (The Central Criminal Court) in Holborn. The courts will be closed to the public, defendants and prosecutors alike, which will add to the eerie nature of Court Number One in which some of the UK’s most notorious criminals have been tried or Dead Man’s Walk with its ever-decreasing sized doorways.

*Numbers are restricted and reservations are on a first come first served basis.

Dress code: Casual  

10.30am – 11.30 – Cart marking – Guildhall Yard – £0.00
The second largest event in the City of London’s diary is the 500-year-old Worshipful Company of Carmen’s Annual
Cart-Marking ceremony. Taking place in Guildhall Yard guests will witness around 50 vehicles, of all types from horse-drawn wagons to bicycles, steam engines and modern vans as they line up to be branded with a hot iron showing that they are licensed to operate within the City of London. Nearby Hawksmoor, Guildhall, will play host to coffee and cake on a pay as you go basis.

Dress code: Casual  

12midday – 3.30pm – Lunch with a Norwegian Twist @ Home Grown – £55pp (incl. .5 btl wine)

Home Grown, the Company’s West End home, will host the Master and guests at a specially curated lunch. Kick back and relax in the beautiful surroundings of Home Grown, which takes on an air of relaxation and chill at weekends. Regale in the Master’s witty repartee as we meander through a specially prepared menu with a Norwegian twist.

Dress code: Casual Please advise any special dietary requirements when booking

15.30 – Look up London BlueBadge Guided Tour of Marylebone/West End – £27.50pp

Company WhatsApp Groupies will know Lookup London and their fascinating posts and insights into the hidden City. Join Muriel from Look Up London on a guided walk of the West End’s Hidden Gems. You’ll explore the unexpected side streets on the hunt for the surprising history of Mayfair and Marylebone. From its gruesome beginnings as London’s premier execution site you’ll see how the various land owners shaped the area and what clues of this can still be seen today. From eclectic little museums to unusual gardens and colourful characters, this walk will take you off the beaten track and reveal the little historic details hiding in plain sight!

Muriel is a Blue Badge Tourist Guide – winner of Guide of the Year in 2018. Although born in France she has lived in for many years Marylebone with her family and loves sharing the local secrets.

We’ll finish in Soho and maybe take a quick coffee at a local roastery. 

Dress code: Casual

7pm – drinks at the Pantechnicon – bar to be confirmed on the day £PAYG
7.30pm – dinner at The Eldr Roof Garden @ Pantechnicon £PAYG

Dress code: Smart Casual 

Sunday 19th September 2021

11.00am Bletchley Park private guided tour – £25 approx.

Bletchley Park provides a fascinating insight into the once top-secret home of the World War Two Codebreakers. Our private guided tour will showcase how some of the smartest minds around like Alan Turing, Gordon Welchman and Bill Tutte helped turn the tide of war and discover the extraordinary achievements of the men and women who worked at Bletchley Park. Bletchley Park is also a birthplace of modern information technology and has helped shape life as we know it today. Guests are then free to wander until 14:30 at which time we will retire to a delicious afternoon tea.
Ski slope shenanigans for the more active
Do you know your Gnar from your Jerry? No worries if not – even seasoned skiers may not get the lingo on the powder! Join experienced and, ahem, not so experienced, skiers at Europe’s largest indoor real snow resort as we take to the slopes. Bookings and terms will be on an individual basis with Snozone.
14:30 Bletchley Park Afternoon tea – £22.50 approx
Finish off the weekend and join the Master and the skiers in the Bletchley Park Dining Room, once used by the World War Two Codebreakers, with stunning views across the grounds. This classic afternoon tea, served on vintage china, includes finely cut sandwiches, freshly baked scones served with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve, followed by a delightful selection of delicate, homemade, sweet delights. A selection of teas and coffee are available and drinks will be replenished on request.

Please visit the booking site below and we will be in touch with the finer details.