Pre-Xmas Party – Wednesday 21st November 6:30 p.m.

Following last year’s extremely enjoyable evening at the Iron Duke, we return to this traditional Fuller’s pub in the heart of the West End for the Pre-Xmas Drinks Party.

Where: The Boot Room, upstairs at The Iron Duke pub, 11 Avery Row, Mayfair, London W1K 4AN. See the map at http://www.irondukemayfair.co.uk/find-us

When: Wednesday 21st November 2018.

Time: From 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Cost: £27 per head – please send your cheque with the reply slip below or you can pay by BACS transfer.

As ever, there will be a mouth-watering buffet and an assembly of the finest wines for you to sample. Amid the conversation there will be some brainteasers courtesy of quizmaster Al Senter – and all of this is available for a very economical £27 per head.

To get to The Iron Duke take the underground to Oxford Circus (Bakerloo/Central/Victoria lines) and leave the station from Exit 3 for Regent Street West. Head down Regent Street towards Piccadilly Circus and after about 100 metres turn right into Hanover Street. Head west along Hanover Street, cross over Hanover Square, then continue straight on along Brook Street and cross over New Bond Street. Almost immediately after you cross New Bond Street there is a sharp left turn, off Brook Street, into Avery Row and The Iron Duke is 50 metres along on the left hand side.

Husbands, wives, partners, friends and guests will be warmly welcomed and we look forward to catching up with you once again on Wednesday 21st November.

Alex Prentice/Al Senter


For further information on all aspects of the Annual Drinks Party, please contact Alex Prentice on Home: 01992 554854, Mobile: 07855 640570 or alex.prentice1@btinternet.com.

Our Annual Dinner

The Club’s 2019 Annual Dinner will be held at the RAF Club in London on Friday 15th March 2019. Please make a note of this date.


The Club’s previous Annual Dinner was held on Friday 16th March 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the RAF Club. Our Guest of Honour was Tom Bacciarelli who was a teacher at the Royal High for almost 40 years (1978-2016). Tom taught English and he also produced some of the big stage shows for which the school became famous. On top of all that he also coached the rugby teams. Tom shared anecdotes of his time at the school and answered questions from some of his former pupils.

Annual Dinner 2018

The Club President

Paul Fleming has officially taken over as President of the RHS Club in London. We had a handover ceremony at the Drinks Party on 21st November 2017 with short speeches from Fraser Wright and Paul Fleming (RHS 2003). Read Paul’s message to the members.

Prize Winning Poem

The London Club sponsors the school’s ‘Prize For An English Poem’ at the annual prize-giving ceremony. The 2017 winner, Emma Sunter’s poem ‘I can’t think of not knowing you’ is published here.

Royal High School Club in London Pre-Xmas Drinks Party

Following last year’s extremely enjoyable evening at the Iron Duke, we returned to this traditional Fuller’s pub in the heart of the West End for the 2017 Pre-Xmas Drinks Party.

Winter Drinks & Buffet 2017

Royal High School Club Archives

Those of you interested in the historical context may like to view the ‘Club Archives’ page under our ‘Gallery’ menu where a copy of a letter of 1888 proposing the first London Annual Dinner be held in spring 1889. Viewers of ‘The Crown’ may be interested to see newspaper photos of the young Queen Elizabeth’s visit to the school.

The Royal High School Club in London – pre-Xmas drinks party 2016

Twenty eight members and friends of the Royal High School Club in London met for the pre-Xmas drinks party on 15th November 2016 at The Iron Duke pub in the heart of Mayfair. The impressive displays of Christmas lights in the surrounding streets put us all in the mood for a party as we took over the upstairs room of the pub. The wine flowed and hearty food was consumed as we renewed old friendships and made some new acquaintances before Al Senter bamboozled us all with his Grand Xmas Quiz about London. Will Dunnett kindly acted as paparazzo and his photographs of the party can be found on our Flickr web site. Merry Xmas and a very happy 2017 to you all.

About The Royal High School Club in London

Royal High School Club in London welcomes former pupils and teachers of the Royal High School of Edinburgh, Scotland (RHS). Find out more about the club on our About page and our Past and Present page. Latest news of the club and events can usually be found in our News and Events blog before appearing on this page. Our website also contains many stories from former pupils and the odd former teacher. We also have a ‘Where are they now’ section where old school photos can be posted and hopefully former friends can be reunited. As well as the links at the top of the page, there are links in the footer which may also be useful. In particular, our Site Map provides an overview of the material available and should assist in finding your way around this site.

Our President

Paul Fleming is our club president, having succeeded Fraser Wright in 2017. Read more about Paul.


The committee ensure that the club runs smoothly. See who they are on the Committee page.