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Baker Street Quarter Partnership - News of the Quarter


31 August 2021
News of the Quarter

Book Your Work Gatherings And Parties

According to our office member surveys, September is expected to be a turning point with more employees expected to return to the office. So if you’re tasked with organising a team get-together for work or purely social, we’ve rounded up some of the venues available for group bookings.

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Urgent Donations Appeal
Westminster City Council has launched an urgent appeal for financial donations and supplies to support Afghan refugees arriving in Westminster...
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Top Tips From TfL Commuters
Transport for London has produced a series of videos following four Londoners on their commutes into central London and sharing their top tips...
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Register For Our HomelessWise Webinar
With a rise in rough sleeping recorded across central London, you may be keen to hear how best to help and curious to know about services and support...
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Portman Foundation's Rooftop Garden Donation
Back in the spring, we put a call out for donations to help regenerate The Portman Early Childhood Centre’s rooftop allotments...
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Mental Health First Aid
Qualifies you as a Mental Health First Aider
7 - 9 September
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Food Market
Our Food Market at 55 Baker Street returns
9 September, 12.00-15.00
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Portman Square Garden
Food, bar and activities in Portman Square Garden
15, 16 and 17 September
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Pub Quiz
Pub quiz in Portman Square Garden
15 September, 18.00 - 19.30
Food Market
Our Food Market at 55 Baker Street 
30 September, 12.00-15.00
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Specialist homelessness training, support and guidance
7 October
Weekly spotlight: FAM Bar
Your friendly local cocktail bar, FAM Bar on the corner of Picton Place and Duke Street serves up local produce and relaxed vibes. FAM Bar is offering Baker Street Regulars 20% off their refreshing selection of cocktails, so all you need to do is take a seat at the bar and choose your pick of the vinyl selection. 
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Did you know?
The country’s first battery-diesel train, HybridFLEX, was launched at Marylebone Station by Chiltern Railways in July. With Rolls-Royce technology, the new train can deliver zero emissions and reduces noise at the station too, which will make rail travel and the station even greener and cleaner. 

The National Gallery - Become an art expert from home!

 The National Gallery

Credit Suisse: Partner of the National Gallery
Unknown English or French (?) artist, 'The Wilton Diptych', about 1395–9 © The National Gallery, London

Start your 'Stories of art' journey

Join leading academics and Gallery educators on a journey through the history of art as our acclaimed online course returns next week. 

In this series, travel to the Middle Ages and explore masterpieces of medieval and early Renaissance painting. Unravel their secrets through decoding symbols, learning about how they were made and where they were first seen.

Book now to enjoy all six sessions for just £75.

Every Wednesday
8 September – 13 October
5.30 pm – 7.30 pm

What people have said...

"The lecturers are really impressive and pitch the educational level just right—good for beginners like me and also detailed enough for those with greater knowledge."


"I signed up for 'Stories of art' at the very start. I enjoyed and learned from every professor. Now I am anxious to return to see the paintings in a new light."


National Army Museum - Chelsea History Festival: more events now on sale


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CHF bunting

More festival events now on sale

17 - 26 September 2021

Coming to you from the National Army Museum, the Royal Hospital Chelsea and Chelsea Physic Garden, the third Chelsea History Festival features over 70 events covering military, social and natural history.

Don't miss the new events on sale, including walking tours of the local area, Operation Jubilee with Patrick Bishop, Hitler’s American Gamble and Spotlight: Spy Saturday at the Museum.

Can’t choose just one? Get 25% off when you book three or more festival events, terms apply*.


*Tickets must be purchased in the same transaction. The offer does not apply to free events, or to any events which include merchandise in the ticket price.

Festival highlights


18 September, 5.00pm


Helen Fry delves into the life of Thomas Kendrick, the man at the centre of British Intelligence for over 40 years before and during the Second World War.



24 September, 5.30pm


Jonathan Dimbleby and Andrew Roberts discuss Operation Barbarossa and the consequences it had for all those involved.


Brothers in Arms

25 September, 7.30pm


James Holland recounts the courageous story of the Sherwood Rangers, an elite tank regiment who played a pivotal role in the final months of the Second World War.


Chelsea Pensioners: Recollections of the Korean War

26 September, 3.30pm


Our brilliant panel of Chelsea Pensioners will share memories of the Korean War in this unique and unforgettable event.


Family festival fun 

Children dancing

Family-friendly events at this year's festival

Various dates 18 - 26 September

£0 - £8

From 'Fantastically Great Women Scientists' with Kate Pankhurst to 'Horrible Histories' with Martin Brown, there is plenty to keep your budding authors entertained!

Our brand new 'Street through time' will immerse you in the sights and sounds of the past. Journey through 2000 years of London history – and clash blades at the Sword School!

Don't forget to pick up our free Time Travel Chelsea trail when you arrive to enjoy an adventure down Royal Hospital Road.


Friday Insights coming up

Lunchtime talks

12pm every Friday, National Army Museum and online

FREE, Book online

We have loved welcoming back visitors to the Museum for our weekly lunchtime talks. Now available both in person and online, check out the upcoming programme.

Former Brixmis officer Major General Peter Williams will be discussing East German intelligence operations, Dr Emily Mayhew will examine the medical profession during the war in Afghanistan, and David Wells is going to explore the service of the West India Regiments in Britain’s early 19th-century military campaigns against France and America.