Ever since the early days of the club, we have held a London meeting on the first Friday of the month, and for over ten years the venue had been The Windsor Castle Pub in Crawford Place, Marylebone, London. This was a typical English pub, full of memorabilia, having on display various Handlebar Club trophies and photographs.
We are now sad to discover that The Windsor Castle will be closing permanently before our next first Friday meeting in September 2016. However, we will be decamping around the corner (with all our club memorabilia) to The Heron public house, Norfolk Crescent, London W2 2DN. This will be our temporary home until the AGM where we can review our situation.
The numbers are rather variable, but we usually have around twenty members, together with some wives, girlfriends etc. We arrive between about eight o'clock and half past eight, and those of us who don't have to catch trains often stay on until closing time.
The First Friday Table Plaque inside The Windsor Castle
Members outside The Windsor Castle.
The sketch map below should give some idea of where to find the pub, and shows the location of The Heron with respect to The Windsor Castle. If coming by car, parking is possible in the evenings on the streets nearby, though it sometimes involves driving around for some time to find a place. If coming by public transport, it is perhaps fifteen minutes walk from Baker Street underground, ten minutes from Marylebone, or around five minutes from either of the Edgware Road stations.
|Programme for 2016 - 2017|
|Friday 6th May 2016||First Friday meeting at the Windsor Castle.|
|Friday 3rd June 2016||First Friday meeting at the Windsor Castle.|
|Friday 1st July 2016||First Friday meeting at the Windsor Castle.|
|Friday 5th August 2016||First Friday meeting at the Windsor Castle.|
|Friday 2nd September 2016||First Friday meeting at the The Heron.|
|Friday 7th October 2016||First Friday meeting at the The Heron.|
|Friday 4th November 2016||First Friday meeting at the The Heron.|
|Friday 2nd December 2016||First Friday meeting at the The Heron.|
|Sunday 11th December 2016||Handlebar Club Christmas Luncheon
at Hindhead Golf Club (lunchtime).
|Friday 6th January 2017||First Friday meeting at the The Heron.|
|Friday 3rd February 2017||First Friday meeting at the The Heron.|
|Friday 3rd March 2017||First Friday meeting at the The Heron.|
|Friday 31stMarch - 2nd April 2017||Handlebar Club 2017 AGM in Kent/Sussex.|
|2017 AGM - Further information on venue and booking will be available nearer the date of the meeting.
Members should contact The Secretary if they have any questions.
Future International Events
|The 2016 British Beard and Moustache Championships in Liverpool
Organised by the Liverbeards Beard and Moustache Club.
|October 15th 2016|
Page updated 08 August 2016