450 Years

Events Archive

CANCELLED: ‘Meet our Alchemists’ Masterclass with VASHI

19 Mar - 19 Mar 2020

Join bespoke fine jewellery house VASHI  at The Royal Exchange for an exciting ‘Meet our Alchemists’ masterclass. From the materials to the making process through to how to care for your diamonds, VASHI’s in-house designers will take you through the process of co-creating a unique piece of fine jewellery at this free one-hour session, starting at 6pm. Contact the VASHI store at The Royal Exchange for more information.

18:00 – 19:00 Thursday 19 March 2020
Unit 15c, The Courtyard, The Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LR

This event has been cancelled.

The Mulberry Exchange Scheme

15 Feb - 15 Mar 2020

As the fashion industry strives to put sustainability at its core, Mulberry plays its part with a new Buy Back scheme, The Mulberry Exchange. Owners of Mulberry bags and mini-bags can have their pre-loved leather goods appraised and authenticated by experts in-store at The Royal Exchange boutique.

Customers will then be offered a gift card in exchange for their bag, which can be put towards a new Mulberry purchase. All pre-loved bags are sent for restoration by Mulberry artisans in Somerset, to be revived for future owners to enjoy.

Fortnum’s Presents Wagyumafia at The Royal Exchange

03 Mar - 03 Mar 2020

The Royal Exchange is delighted to welcome Hisato Hamada of Wagyumafia as he takes over the Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant in the central courtyard for one night only. For £75, diners will enjoy a selection of aperitifs to start before the main event, followed by something sweet to finish. Book your tickets now to try the sandwich to end all sandwiches in the glittering environs of The Royal Exchange.

Wagyumafia is most celebrated for its wagyu katsu sando – a toasted milk bread sandwich filled with thick, deep-fried kobe beef chateaubriand, recognised as the highest quality Kobe beef.

Fortnum’s Tea Adventure

15 Jan - 26 Feb 2020

Experience 300 years of worth of Fortnum’s tea traditions and secrets with Fortnum & Mason at The Royal Exchange. In this special series of limited-availability masterclasses, Fortnum’s in-house tearistas will take you on a journey from leaf to the shop floor, giving you tips and tricks on tea-drinking ‘etiquette’ and the history of tea. Be prepared for tastings – and since no tea is an island, you’ll also discover their perfect biscuit pairings served alongside. Fortnum’s tearistas also won’t be afraid to answer those necessary, hard-hitting questions: how do you dunk a biscuit properly?

Following your exploration into the world of Fortnum’s tea, you’ll have the chance to enjoy Afternoon Tea at the Fortnum’s Bar & Restaurant in the stunning courtyard at The Royal Exchange. Just ten spots are available, so if you’re thirsty for knowledge – or perhaps simply for an expertly made cup of tea – we recommend you book your spot swiftly.

Wednesdays until 26 February 2020
4-7 The Courtyard,London, EC3V 3LR

Complimentary gift wrapping at Cutter & Squidge

16 Mar - 22 Feb 2020

Visit Cutter & Squidge at The Royal Exchange from Monday 16 March and receive complimentary gift wrapping – with a ribbon and mother’s day gift tag – for any Mother’s day selection boxes, biskies or full cakes purchased.


15 Feb - 15 Feb 2020

Join London based street photographer, Josh Edgoose (aka spicy.meatball) for a winter photo walk, looking at how to get great images even on grey days. Starting at the Leica Store City at The Royal Exchange, Josh will lead you through Leadenhall, St Dunstan with a final stop at Borough Market.

Saturday 15 February 2020
10:30am – 1:30pm
Unit 18, The Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LL

Valentine’s Speed Dating at Fortnum’s

11 Feb - 13 Feb 2020

This Valentine’s Day. Fortnum’s at The Royal Exchange teamed up with leading speed-dating company, Original Dating, to bring like-minded individuals together over three themed evenings over your favourite tastes and tipples. Whether you abide by a plant-based diet, favour the Fortnum’s classics or have a passion for cheese and wine, Dining with Strangers promises a glittering setting, a convivial atmosphere, and Fortnum’s specially curated food and drink to help you navigate any lulls in conversation.


11 Jan - 25 Jan 2020

Have your (vegan) cake and eat it too with a series January-friendly masterclasses from Cutter & Squidge at The Royal Exchange. Enjoy a glass of prosecco whilst you create your own masterpiece – you will have the chance to recreate the design of Cutter & Squidge’s signature vegan blueberry and lemon cake, as well as honing your culinary skills and learning how to bake and decorate with all-natural ingredients!

12pm – 2pm
Saturday 11 January – Saturday 25 January
Unit 23, The Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LL

Fortnum’s Burns Inspired Dinner

23 Jan - 23 Jan 2020

Join Fortnum’s at The Royal Exchange to celebrate the life of the Scottish bard with a traditional and delicious Burns-inspired supper. In the Royal Exchange’s glittering central courtyard, you and your guests can tear the tartan over a four-course menu of traditional and delicious Scottish dishes, including Fortnum’s Piccadilly Smoked Salmon with Soda Bread; Haggis, Neeps and Arran Victory Tatties with Whisky Sauce; a traditional “Atholl Brose” cranachan; and Lanark Blue, Handmade Oatcakes with Fig and Fellen Chutney.

Start your Scottish feast with a Glenmorangie Whisky Sour or a glass of Fortnum’s Champagne, and enjoy each course paired with Fortnum’s wine or Glenmorangie whiskies. Finish with Fortnum’s classic tablet, tea and coffee.

Thursday 23 January
4-7 The Courtyard,London, EC3V 3LR

Urban Veda Pop-Up at The Royal Exchange

21 Nov - 24 Dec 2019

Join Urban Veda as it opens its Ayurvedic doors to the streets of the City, joining the Royal Exchange’s exclusive collection of boutiques for the Christmas period. The skincare pop-up will also stay open until 8pm on 12 and 19 December. Shoppers who make purchases between 6-8pm on this date will receive a goody bag full of delicious vegan snacks, Indian spices and some Urban Veda skincare miniatures.

Thursday 21 November – Tuesday 24 December
29 Threadneedle Street, The Royal Exchange, London, EC3V 3LL