Properties and events in Westminster 2017
Properties and events in Westminster 2017
Before heading out for your Heritage Open Days visit, please check entries at www.heritageopendays.org.uk for last-minute changes.
Behind the Scenes Tour of Codlings, Costards and Biffins
The Royal Horticultural Society, 80 Vincent Square, London, Greater London, SW1P 2PE
Join us for a special viewing of our exhibition ‘Codlings, Costards and Biffens’ and a tour of materials from the library collections.…
Join us for a special viewing of our exhibition ‘Codlings, Costards and Biffens’ and a tour of materials from the library collections.
'Codlings, Costards and Biffins' explores our rich apple heritage. Apples are one of our oldest crops and have been one of our most prized and popular native fruits throughout the course of recent history. Traditional orchards once covered the land and the RHS has long supported our English apple growing industry. Commissioning fruit portraits by celebrated botanical artists and establishing living reference orchards across the gardens, for 200 years the society has helped to classify and to cultivate. This exhibition at the RHS Lindley Library will explore our rich apple heritage. Displaying original artworks by William Hooker, as well as rare books and pomological catalogues from the library collections, it will trace the history of apple growing and explore our love for this most fantastic fruit.
This tour for Heritage Open Days will include a curator’s introduction to the exhibition and the opportunity to go behind the scenes at the RHS Lindley Library to view early books and artworks from the library collections.
More information about the exhibition and the library can be found at www.rhs.org.uk/libraryevents
- Thursday 7 September: 10:00-17:00, Tours 11:00 and 14:00
- Friday 8 September: 10:00-17:00, Tours 11:00 and 14:00
- Saturday 9 September: 10:00-17:00, Tours 11:00 and 14:00
Exhibition free to access all day but tours must be pre-booked Call: 02078 213 050 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Go to: https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/viewevent?EFID=521&ESRC=CMS Booking opens: 3 July 2017 09:00 Booking closes: 9 September 2017 11:00
Max 12 people per tour/session. The exhibition 'Codlings, Costards and Biffens' will be open for Thursday 7th, Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September. The exhibition will continue Monday - Friday only until Friday 10th November.
The RHS Lindley Library is located within the Royal Horticultural Society headquarters, please ask at reception for assistance if needed.
London Fo Guang Shan
London Fo Guang Temple, 84 Margaret Street, London, Greater London, W1W 8TD
Heritage Open Days - open 3 days - Thursday, 7/9, Saturday, 9/9, and Sunday, 10/9. Opening times: 9:30 am to 5 pm, no lunch break. Guided tour of…
Heritage Open Days - open 3 days - Thursday, 7/9, Saturday, 9/9, and Sunday, 10/9. Opening times: 9:30 am to 5 pm, no lunch break.
Guided tour of the heritage, Chinese calligraphy, tea & zen, meditation, sutra transcription and vegetarian cooking demonstration. Some of these activities will be done at specified times, please see below:
Thursday, 7/9 Special activity
TEA & ZEN - 1PM AND 3PM (Maximum at each sitting is 12 persons)
Saturday, 9/9 Special activities
MEDITATION - 2PM TO 3PM
VEGETARIAN COOKING DEMONSTRATION - 3PM TO 4PM (Maximum 20 persons)
Sunday, 10/9 Special activities
SUTRA TRANSCRIPTION - 1:30PM TO 3PM
TEA & ZEN - 3PM (NO LIMIT)
- Thursday 7 September: 0930-1700, Special Activity - Tea & Zen 1300 & 1500 (Max. 12 persons per session
- Friday 8 September: CLosed
- Saturday 9 September: 0930-1700, Special Activities - Meditation 1400-1500, Vegetarian Cooking Demonstration 1500-1600 (Max. 20)
- Sunday 10 September: 0930-1700, Special Activities - Sutra Transcription 1330-1500, Tea & Zen 1500-1400
No booking required
Wheelchair - not accessible
The Heritage is a grade II* listed building by one of the most important Victorian architects,William Butterfield in 1860s.
Opposite to All Saints Church
The Royal Philatelic Society London
Royal Philatelic Society, 41 Devonshire Place, London, Greater London, W1G 6JY
Come and have a look round this grand Georgian building in the centre of Marylebone, home of the Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL). The RPSL…
Come and have a look round this grand Georgian building in the centre of Marylebone, home of the Royal Philatelic Society London (RPSL).
The RPSL is the oldest philatelic society in the world, with a growing membership that covers the whole globe. But philately is not just about stamp collecting, as you'll find out on your visit.
The guided tour will cover the history of the RPSL and the building. Don't worry if you know nothing about stamps - everyone is welcome!
We will also explore highlights from the collections during a behind-the-scenes look at the museum and archive, providing an opportunity to look at items up close. Included in the tour is a rare chance to see where we authenticate stamps from around the world.
On Sunday 10 September, there will be a craft activity on offer after the tour. Why not make a souvenir to take home?
- Friday 8 September: Tour 1100-1230 & 1400-1530
- Sunday 10 September: Tour & Craft Activity 1045
Please book your place ahead of time so we are prepared for numbers and can cater accordingly. Contact: Juliet Turk Call: 0207 486 1044 Email: email@example.com Booking opens: 17 July 2017 17:00 Booking closes: 6 September 2017 17:00
This is a Grade II listed building, currently without lift access. The tour will include walking up some stairs. The building is not wheelchair or pushchair accessible - there are steps into the building and around the building.
Max 10 people per tour/session. There is also a chance to see our permanent displays on the 'lifecycle of the stamp' from its design and production right through to when it becomes a collectable item. Self-guided tours of the Museum displays are available, and the Curator will offer a short guided-tour after the main tour has finished. Please note, this is a listed building and so there will be some steps to climb. Tea and coffee will be provided.
The RPSL is located on the corner of Devonshire Place and Devonshire Street, with the entrance on Devonshire Street.