Foyles Literary Lunches
Event From 21/10/1930
Created by Christina Foyle (daughter of William), the first guest of honour was Lord Justice Darling who spoke to 200 at the Holborn Restaurant. The Lunches were very successful and moved to the new Grosvenor House and sometimes had audiences of 2,000. Over the next 80 years more than 1,000 guests included Shaw, Wells Eliot, Barrie and Lennon. In 2006 the Daily Mail reported the Lunches being replaced with Teas.