See unusual antiques from the Georgian era, hear from award-winning historians and sample sumptuous dishes at the Eat, Drink & Be Merry exhibition at Reindeer Antiques in Kensington

A special lecture and afternoon tea hosted by historians Lucy Inglis and Annie Gray on 4 December will give audiences a fascinating insight into the world of the Georgians, the Hanoverian monarch who ruled the United Kingdom from 1714- 1830.

Encompassing the social niceties and hospitality fashions of the age, the day will feature a luxury arts and antiques exhibition before culminating in an afternoon tea featuring delicacies typical of the period. There will also be chances to purchase signed copies of Lucy Inglis’ book Georgian London: Into the Streets.

The exhibition, which is a collaboration between three of London’s leading antiques dealers, takes place from 25 November until 19 December. Highlights include an unusual pair of rosewood and amboyna card tables with baize playing surface and original lion paw casters along with an exquisite pair of George II Rococo flying scroll dolphin handle sauce boats made by Thomas Gilpin, an accomplished exponent of the rococo style whose work can be seen in the Spencer family’s collection at Althorp, Northamptonshire.

Dr Annie Gray is a food historian who has worked alongside celebrity chefs including Heston Blumenthal, James Martin and the Hairy Bikers, featuring most recently on the Great British Bake Off. Annie will bring Georgian food to life, explaining how and what would be served whilst highlighting pieces from the exhibition.

Lucy Inglis is an award-winning author, speaker and social historian with particular expertise in the Georgian age.  She will discuss the popular topics of love, sex, intellect, art, ambition and ruin that permeated this fascinating period of history. 

For further details about the event or the exhibition, call 020 7937 3754 or email

Reindeer Antiques, 81 Kensington Church Street W8 4BG;



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