The London Conversations will be more than happy to design bespoke leisure experiences for our delegates. Please do contact us with any special requests and for further information about the activities below, we’d be delighted to assist you, email: Inta Brige IBrige@mcguirewoods.com

Golf at St Georges Hill Golf Club

16th June

As a very special privilege the secretary of St. Georges Hill has arranged for a rare Friday morning private golf event on 16th June. The prettiest, and possibly the best, of all heathland courses in Great Britain, the course was designed by Harry Colt, regarded by many as the leading golf architect of his time. Set on a private 964 acre estate in Surrey, Colt’s classy routing rolls up and over steep hills, ridges and ravines with hard running, rumpled fairways and cleverly conceived greens.

The spectacular panorama from the front of the Clubhouse will completely whet your appetite for a continental breakfast, 18 holes and a generous traditional British Carvery lunch. Awards for the Men and Women’s low stroke score and Men and Women’s low handicap scores. The rate for the outing will be £244 per person not including club rental

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A Visit to Oxford

16th June

After your busy conference schedule in London, there is the chance to travel outside London to the iconic city of Oxford, the home of dreaming spires and academic excellence.

With a mid-morning start, you will be transported from London in a luxury bus to the Cherwell Boat House in North Oxford, the site of one of the two punt stations in Oxford. Punting is one of the traditional sports in Oxford, conducted in flat-bottomed boats, powered by an individual with a long pole. A key skill for the undergraduate men, and women.

There you will have a delicious three course lunch overlooking the Cherwell River, a tributary of the Thames. Following your lunch, you will travel into Oxford to be guided around the most historic colleges by blue guides, who are experts on every aspect of Oxford, both historical and in terms of other interests.

Following the tour, you are invited to an exclusive reception in Balliol College, by the Master of the College, Drummond Bone, and the Fellows (academic of the College). Among the college’s alumni are three former prime ministers (H. H. Asquith, who once described Balliol men as possessing “the tranquil consciousness of an effortless superiority”, Harold Macmillan, and Edward Heath), five Nobel laureates, and numerous literary and philosophical figures, including Adam Smith, the poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Aldous Huxley. Some would say that the “effortless superiority” is still in evidence, certainly in the minds of those educated at Balliol.

At 18.15 you will re-board the coach for the return to London, arriving back at the hotel by 8.00pm. The price for this exceptional experience is available on request. Please contact Inta Brige IBrige@mcguirewoods.com

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