October Socials

Oh My Gourd, Fall is in the Air!


Let's gather while taking in the sights in all the Autumn glory. It's time to 'gobble

until you wobble' as pub and food tours are back!


Also, the Blenheim Palace and festive walking tours are set to propel us into the holiday season.

But don't miss out on the newest art tours, lunch, cooking and book club Autumn splendor! 

October Book Club

Monday, 4th October,

10:30am-1"30pm


Join us this month as we explore the history of life, the universe and everything in between!

About this event


Our selection this month is, "A Short History of Nearly Everything" by Bill Bryson. We'll be discussing our book at a venue that is sure to spark even more interest in the history of our planet!


We'll be meeting at the Central Cafe of the Natural History Museum at 10:30 on Monday, October 4th. The Cafe is in the center of the museum in the "Blue Zone" closest to the entry on Cromwell Road, London SW7 5BD.




St. James Walking Tour

with Gavin Webb


Friday, 8th October, 11am-1pm


Explore Aristocratic London and find out the best way to see the Changing of the Guard!


The St. James’ area developed as a result of aristocrats wanting to be near St James’ Palace. Today it is full of exclusive clubs, welcoming private art galleries and interesting, historic shops which provide goods to the Royal Family.


There are atmospheric alleys and hidden passages along the way. See where the Wellington Boot was invented, where Churchill bought his cigars and the oldest independent family perfumers in the world who have provided fragrances for the famous and the Royal Family.

Cooking & Wellness

Monday, 11th October,

10:30am - 1:30pm



Soups & Stews for the Soul!

What recipes and home remedies have you been living on during this Covid pandemic time to stay healthy?


Join us in person with Giji Galang, a fellow ACS Hillingdon parent, who will be demonstrating a few of her favorite family recipes: Filipino Arroz Caldo (chicken rice stew) & Vietnamese Pho (beef bone broth, noodle soup) Gluten-free, dairy-free (can be vegan with simple ingredients swap).


Learn the basics for putting together simple ingredients to create incredible nutritious meals for you and your family. You will discover how mindfulness can be practiced in the kitchen to infuse aloha (love) into your food. A gift of sound healing will also be provided to also support us in all of our senses.



Art With Mary P - Mayfair Galleries


Wednesday, 13th October,

10:30am-12:30pm


October is the biggest art month in London! Galleries pull out all the stops, as Frieze Art Fair is in town. Take the guesswork out of choosing exhibitions, and the intimidation out of visiting galleries by joining for a selection of top exhibitions.


Our tour this month will celebrate top women artists working today, including Marina Adams (picture above). We’ll visit four galleries featuring paintings and sculptures, and even a jewellery maker. And always a convivial lunch afterwards!

When: Wednesday, October 13th from 10:30-12:30, with lunch to follow if you can stay


Dragon & Flagon

Pub Tour with Vic

Friday, 15th October, 7pm - 10pm



Join Vic Norman on a classic Pub Tour and drink in London’s history!


Over the years, Vic has put together a series of magical walking Pub Tours. Each one takes you on a journey to discover the hidden pubs tucked away down side streets and alleyways that a typical visitor would not likely stumble upon.


Family Scavenger Hunt

with Vic


Saturday, 16th October, 2pm - 4pm


An event for the whole family! Come with us on a hunt for secrets and treasures that weaves across central London.


Follow devilish clues, answer questions, find objects hidden in plain sight, to win the final treasure. Are you quick enough? Are you smart enough? Do you have the eyes of an eagle and the cunning of a fox? Will you take up this challenge? Final treasure awarded to the winner at the end.


Theatrical London (Covent Garden) with Gavin Webb

Monday, 18th October, 11am - 1pm



Discover the lively history of theatre in London, hidden venues and the stories behind the famous theatres on this tour!


Join us on a tour around the world’s largest concentration of performing venues. Find out the origins of theatrical traditions and how many of things we take for granted when we go to the theatre which originated here.



Lunch Club


Tuesday, 19th October,

12pm - 2pm


In honor of World Sight Day and Blindness Awareness month our lunch club in October will be focused on loving our eyes!


We will enjoy an elegant two-course meal at Dans Le Noir, where we’ll appreciate our senses by dining in darkness while being served by those with seeing disabilities.