Tuesday 16th October 3-5pm
The Chelsea Society has been invited to make a private visit to Coutts Bank, 440 Strand, London WC2R 0QS
Coutts archivist, Tracey Earl, will accompany the visit, which will cover the history of Coutts from its foundation in 1692, the building which Coutts has occupied for 114 years, the original lending library from the 1850s, involvement of the Coutts family and story of Angela Burdett-Coutts, one of the greatest philanthropists of the 19th century.
The visit concludes in the Director’s suite with the family portraits, and the Board room with the detailed hand-painted Chinese wall paper, a gift to Thomas Coutts in 1794 from Lord Macartney, Britain’s first Ambassador to China.
Members are advised to travel light as there is no place to leave coats/bags
TICKETING: £10 (to include tea and coffee) from the Box Office of the Cadogan Hall in person, or by post with cheque payable to Cadogan Hall at 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ, or by phone 0207-730-4500 (not online). For security reasons the names of members must be given at the time of booking.
Only 15 places available, so Members only.