“In 2020, Both our Guided Walk and Memory Lane London 2020 were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Walk has now been re-arranged and a new provisional date for the Afternoon Party at the Phoenix Artist Club has been set and it is hoped confirmation will be announced as soon as possible.”

Memory Lane Guided Walks

Al Bowlly’s London

Our next walk will be to mark the 80th anniversary of Al’s passing. It will take place on Saturday, 11th September, 2021 starting near the Strand at 11:00am and will identify many of the places in central London associated with Al Bowlly.

It must be noted that the Walk will be subject to any Government restrictions due to the pandemic

Sixteen locations are visited in this walk including the Savoy Hotel, the St. Martin Registry Office, 17 Orange Street, Charing Cross Mansions, where Al’s Blue Plaque may be viewed, the Monseigneur Restaurant and site of the now demolished Dukes Court. Refreshments will be available at this point for those who want them.

For those who wish to, after the main part of the Walk, there will be the opportunity to visit the beautiful Greek Orthodox Cathedral* where Al’s memorial service was held.

An enjoyable day is promised in the convivial company of fellow enthusiasts.

Prices are £5.00 per person for any number of tickets purchased by Memory Lane subscribers, or £7.00 otherwise. On receipt of payment, your Itinerary and coloured location map will be sent to you.



* The visit to the Cathedral requires a short underground train journey, the fare for which is not included in the price for the walk. (If you have a Travel card, the underground fare is included.)

Memory Lane London 2021 - That Old Bowlly Magic

We are planning for Memory Lane London 2021 which will take place at the Phoenix Artist Club on Saturday, 30th October and will present That Old Bowlly Magic a celebration of the music of Al Bowlly to mark the 80th Anniversary of his passing in 1941.

Michael Law and the Piccadilly Dance Orchestra

Michael Law’s Piccadilly Dance Orchestra (pictured) will recreate some of the Bowlly classics. In addition we will welcome again the delightful cabaret chanteuse, Kate Garner (also pictured), always a very popular attraction at our events.

There will be a video presentation including rare footage of Al himself and lots of music plus the surprises of the day. Ticket prices will include lunch and a free bar. A full afternoon’s entertainment and a marvelous opportunity to meet other Al Bowlly and dance band enthusiasts in a relaxed and cordial cabaret-style setting. There will be the popular Memory Lane raffle with a selection of great prizes.

Tickets will be available as soon as the event is confirmed and will include a privilege price for any number of tickets purchased by Memory Lane subscribers and a special discount for multiple purchases.

Please keep an eye on this web site for further information or you can request to be notified by e-mail of the details as soon as they are known. You may use our Contact Form by following the link to CONTACT at the top of this page.

Kate Garner