09 Mar 2022
Thanks to the generosity of our partner, Blue Orchid Hotels, on 2 March, the Club hosted a small event at 55 Broadway for some of our regular givers, to say thank you for their ongoing support of the Club throughout the Covid period.
55 Broadway – a notable London landmark and incredible art deco building above St James’s Park tube station - was home to TFL (originally The Underground Electric Railways of London Ltd) - since the 1920s, and was London’s first skyscraper. The group was given a very special tour of the historic building, which included the seventh floor - used as location for a number of film and tv shows, including The Crown.
Founder of Blue Orchid Hotels, Tony Matharu, joined the group and explained his plans to turn the iconic building into a luxury hotel. Following the tour, we were welcomed to the tenth floor, which offers spectacular views of the London skyline from its four cruciform terraces. There, our regular givers received refreshments of sandwiches and cakes. Annette, CEO of St Andrew’s Club gave a short presentation of all the work the Club is doing to support our members, and they saw our most recent film: Welcome to St Andrew's - YouTube
The aim of the day was to ensure our supporters felt valued by the Club – they are so important to our work, which enriches young lives of our members in Westminster. And of course it wouldn’t have been possible without Blue Orchid Hotels.