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  • Searcys Insider: Behind the scenes of The Illustrated Platinum Jubilee launch at The Reform Club

    1 June 2022

    Searcys Insider – behind the scenes at parties and events at Searcys and our friends and partners. Our regular Searcys Insider column brings you closer to the heart of the action, sharing news and stories about our people, events and iconic venues across London and beyond. From history to fashion, from classic elegance to trendy pop-ups, from ballrooms to the kitchen, join us for a sneak peek inside the ever-evolving world of Searcys.

    This week on Searcys Insider – The Illustrated Platinum Jubilee launch at The Reform Club

    The Platinum Jubilee is fast approaching and tributes to Her Majesty and her 70 years on the Throne are flying in. One of the most notable Jubilee launches of the season was the Platinum Jubilee edition of The Illustrated; published by Illustrated London News in collaboration with the Royal Warrant Holders Association (RWHA) and QEST (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust) in which Searcys had the honour of an entry.

    The Illustrated London News has a long and colourful history, this pioneering publication was the world’s first illustrated weekly newspaper in the world, launched in 1842 and as result, it holds one of the richest magazine archives. The publication has fantastic articles and pictures showcasing Her Majesty The Queen’s 70 years on the throne and includes rare material from the ILN archive, as well as a feature on what it means to be a Royal Warrant holder today. The publication is now available throughout the U.K. and a few overseas markets (U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe) with a print run of 47,000. A charitable donation to QEST will be made for every copy sold, supporting the training of British craftsmen and

    The Illustrated Platinum Jubilee Edition The launch of the edition took place in the amazing Reform Club in Pall Mall, where the Searcys Insider rubbed shoulders with some of the most iconic British businesses.

    Seen by Searcys 

    Look who was seen by the Searcys Insider…

    ILN’s CEO, Lisa Barnard giving a toast to Her Majesty and the new publication. (Photograph by Michael Newington Gray)

    Richard Billet, Managing Director of Maisons Marques et Domaines (MMD), the UK subsidiary of Champagne Louis Roederer (left) with Searcys’ Managing Director, Paul Jackson (right). (Photograph by Michael Newington Gray)

    Searcys’ Marketing Director, Anna Fenten (left) with Alexandra Tilling and Stuart Cole of Champagne Louis Roederer (MMD). (Photograph by Michael Newington Gray)

    Lisa Barnard, CEO, Illustrated London News (left), and Edward Bodenham, Director, Floris (centre) with Searcys’ Managing Director, Paul Jackson (right)

    Searcys’ Marketing Director, Anna Fenten (left) with Edward Bodenham, Director, Floris (centre). (Photograph by Michael Newington Gray)

    See you next time – Searcys Insider

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      What could be more quintessentially British than scones, delicious cakes and perfectly brewed tea. Join us for our Platinum Jubilee Afternoon Tea in the stunning setting of The Gherkin, St Pancras by Searcys, 116 Pall Mall, The Orangery at Blenheim Palace or the iconic Pump Room in Bath.

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      Feast like royalty and dine of dishes inspired by those served at the Searcys coronation parties of 1954. Our modern interpretation of these 70 year old dishes are available at the iconic Gherkin and St Pancras Brasserie.

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      Join us for a special, one-off event with Edward Griffiths CVO, former Deputy Master of the Royal Household, working for Her Majesty The Queen.

      116 Pall Mall Wednesday, 8 June Central London

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