The Faringdon Collection with Lord Faringdon

Wednesday 21st November 2018

Earlier this year we enjoyed a private visit to Buscot Park to see part of the Faringdon Collection which comprises many exquisite pictures, drawings, furniture and objets d'art. Following our visit we are delighted to announce an exclusive tour of the other works held by the family in their London home. This is a private collection not open to the public and includes many important works by British artists of the 20th century as well as Dutch and Italian Old Masters, all displayed in a beautifully furnished house.

The owner Lord Faringdon will lead a guided tour in the afternoon, following lunch (optional) in a charming restaurant nearby.

Owing to our tours in September being oversubscribed, Lord Faringdon has kindly agreed to opening the house for us once again on 21st November - spaces will be limited to 15 people.

The tour is now fully booked but let us know if you would like to join a waiting list.



Please meet at Ognisko at 12.00. The restaurant is situated on the ground floor of the beautiful building that is the home to the Polish Club on Exhibition Road. You will need to sign in on arrival. Lunch at Ognisko is optional and not included in the study day fee (payment can be made in cash on the day) so please let us know if you would like to join the group. We do hope you can join us - it's always a lovely occasion and a nice opportunity to chat with other people attending the day.
After lunch we walk to Lord Faringdon's home to see the collection - it is less than 10 minutes' walk from the restaurant. If you prefer not to join the group for the optional lunch, please arrive at Ognisko in good time for our departure at 2.10.
Please confirm when booking whether you would prefer to opt in or out of the lunch, thank you.
The tour will last approximately one hour and a guide book is included. It is limited to 15 people. Please allow for the day to end at 3.45.


Please let us know if you would like to join us for lunch - a 3-course lunch menu costing £22 has been arranged for us at Ognisko. The elegant, high-ceilinged interior of this restaurant gives onto a large terrace overlooking communal gardens and the food is, quite simply, delicious! Click here for some rave reviews, including one by the late AA Gill.

Payment (in cash only) can be made on the day - there is no need to pay in advance. Drinks and service charge are not included in the £22.

Please let us know on the booking form if you have any food intolerances, allergies or dietary requirements so that we can arrange an alternative option for you.

Further Study Day Information

Meeting Point and Lunch
Ognisko, 55 Prince's Gate, Exhibition Road
London, SW7 2PG

Map and Travel information:
For travel information and nearest tube and railway stations, click here

If you would like to join us please fill in the online booking form. If you would prefer to send a booking form by post please download a copy here 

Once your booking has been accepted, we will notify you by email. Normally we will not need to send you any further information, so please just bring the study day details and email confirmation with you on the day. We regret we are unable to offer refunds on unused tickets, but tickets may be transferred to someone else for the event you have booked (please do let us know if you would like to do so, and give us the name of the person who will be taking your place). Availability is limited.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for booking this event.

Study Day Price
The Study Day price includes a private tour and entry of the collection as well as a guide book. It does not include lunch which is payable in cash on the day.

Thank you for organising the visit to Lord Faringdon’s London house which we both very much enjoyed. A fascinatingly eclectic collection and interesting family history. The lunch was also excellent - what a great restaurant.”

Mr and Mrs Richard and Leonie Hall

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  • Exceptional collection not open to the public
  • Tour with the owner
  • Delicious lunch arranged
  • Guidebook included



Booking is now closed.

If you have any questions regarding the study day or booking please send us an email or
call on +44 (0)1932 267322

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