A Moment of Mindfulness

  • Staying in doesn’t mean to lose access to nature, culture and art. Searcys’ restaurants, Champagne bars and events spaces are located in some of the most iconic venues and historical buildings, so we would love to invite you to explore their collections and environments.

    Countless treasures housed at The Saatchi Gallery, Blenheim Palace, The Alnwick Garden, The Barbican and The Pump Room are now available online. Boil the kettle for a cup of tea and join us on a virtual tour of these amazing venues and institutions.


    It’s that time of year again, and the blossom is starting to make an appearance at The Alnwick Garden… You can keep an eye on its progress live on webcam.
    Did you know the Cherry Orchard at the @alnwickgarden has 326 Taihaku Cherry Trees? The Taihaku or ‘Great White Cherry’, originally from Japan and once thought to be extinct, was rediscovered in the UK by Captain Collingwood Ingram in the 1920s.


    Blenheim Palace, near Oxford, stands in a romantic park created by the famous landscape gardener ‘Capability’ Brown. It was presented by the English nation to John Churchill, first Duke of Marlborough, in recognition of his victory in 1704 over French and Bavarian troops. It is a perfect example of an 18th-century princely dwelling. Searcys has a privilege to be the official caterer to the estate, with the popular Orangery restaurant, famous for its afternoon tea, and a number of cafes on the grounds.



    A new addition to Searcys’ venue and restaurant collection, The Saatchi Gallery provides an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by international artists whose work has been rarely or never exhibited in the UK.

    Whilst you can’t visit the gallery today, a new #SaatchiTakeover initiative is set out to engage its audiences with art and creativity from all over the world.

  • With the closure of the gallery and many other cultural institutions around the world, Saatchi Gallery is focusing its efforts by utilising this moment to acknowledge its followers. The gallery is calling anyone online – students itching to create, social influencers, collaborators, aspiring artists, and art lovers; to share their artworks with the digital world. To join, users are invited to submit their works at any point during the week considering that they are; (1) inspired by the weekly theme, (2) made during their stay at home, and (3) shared on their feed using the key hashtag #SaatchiTakeover.

  • Tour the the Roman Baths


    Take a tour through time and explore the only UK city designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will travel centuries in just a few steps. Visit the Roman Baths dating back to AD43 to see how our former settlers liked to unwind. Wander through the pages of one of Austen’s classic novels as you stroll through The Fashion Museum at the historic Assembly Rooms.

  • Roman-themed games

  • Browse the 1960s Dress of the Year collection

  • Test your fashion knowledge

  • Try themed children’s activities


    Exbury Gardens were created by Lionel de Rothschild in 1919 and are still lovingly managed by the family today. It is renowned for its woodland walks, world famous displays of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias, art and sculpture exhibitions. Searcys has been the working with the Gardens since 2018, when we opened Mr Eddie’s Restaurant and Café, named after the founder’s elder son, who dedicated his life to restoring and developing the gardens to their current glory.

  • The Barbican

    ‘Barbican’ used to be the name of a street in a bustling commercial area in the ward of Cripplegate.  The Centre, opened in 1982, is an internationally recognised cultural venue, set within an urban landscape acknowledged as one of the most significant architectural achievements of the 20th century. If you find yourself in need of some inspiration – or distraction – we’ll always have something for you to Read, Watch or Listen.



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