Afternoon tea and bubbles with the Mayor and the Naked Ladies of York House!

Release Date: 04 July 2017

Residents are invited to attend a special afternoon tea event with the new Mayor of Richmond upon Thames and the naked ladies of York House.

Guests attending this first charity event for the Mayor, Cllr Lisa Blakemore, will be able to enjoy a special afternoon tea on the terrace at York House.

Following this, attendees will be invited to a tour of the building, gardens and famous Naked Lady fountains with guides from the York House Society.

The event will be on Monday 24 July from 3.30 to 5pm. Tickets cost £25 with all funds going to the Mayor’s Charities – Off the Record, Me Too and Co and Cavernoma Alliance UK.

The ticket price includes afternoon tea, which will be provided by local caterer – Plum Duff.

York House is a historic stately home in Twickenham. It is Grade II listed and is scheduled as an ancient monument, dating back to the 17th Century. With its unique history and architecture, it currently serves as the Municipal offices for Richmond Council. At the back of the house are magnificent gardens. Created in 1906, Sir Ratan Tata created the sunken garden and placed a group of marble figures, or the ‘naked ladies’ at the far end.

Cllr Blakemore said:

“This will be the first charity event I will hold over the next twelve months. I wanted my first fundraiser to be at York House, inviting residents into the beautiful building – particularly as I know many people will have never been inside or indeed know that there are splendid statues in the gardens.

“I hope as many people are able to attend the tea party. I can guarantee everyone three things – the food will be perfect, the company will be spot on, but most importantly – three charities will benefit from all ticket sales.”

Tickets can be booked online.


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Reference: P306/17

Updated: 31 July 2017