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The Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch

12:00 pm

The 11th annual Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch supports members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces and Veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan through the British Army’s national charity ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and in association with The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

The Lunch is hosted by the Lord Mayor of the City of London and since 2008 has contributed over £1.7m to The Soldiers’ Charity.


Why come along?

  • Be a part of one of the most hotly anticipated events in the City’s annual calendar

  • Rub shoulders with senior officers of the British Army and other Services

  • Indulge in delicious curries and unlimited beer and wine

  • Bid on money-can’t-buy prizes in our silent auction or try your luck with our prize draw

  • Visit the stalls run by the Livery Companies of the City of London

  • Purchase a glass of champagne or a delicious cocktail and be in with a chance to win either a diamond pendant or a pair of his and hers watches

  • Check out our Authors Corner - we’ll have several renowned authors selling and autographing their books

We also have several new attractions and surprises planned for the day, so come along in April to find out!


Ticket Options

There are two ticket options available depending on the number of tickets purchased for The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch:


1) Individual Tickets / £100 per person (plus an Eventbrite booking fee of £2.82 per ticket).

To purchase itickets click here

Each ticket holder receives:

  • All food (curry, desserts & chocolate)
  • Drinks (beer, wine, soft drinks & coffee)
  • Souvenir programme
  • Take-home bag


2) Ticket Packages (15 guests or more) / from £1,500 / Extra places at £100 person.

To purchase ticket packages please contact Polly Roberts on 0207 811 3202 or proberts@soldierscharity.org

Ticket packages include:

  • Private entrance to the Lunch through Basinghall Street
  • Access to a private reception area in the Livery Hall – exclusive use throughout the afternoon
  • Opportunity to display branding* in the private reception area
  • Complimentary glass of champagne on arrival
  • All food (curry, desserts & chocolate)
  • Drinks (beer, wine, soft drinks & coffee)
  • Souvenir programme
  • Take-home bag

*Branding needs to be free-standing


Please note that tickets and packages are exempt from VAT.


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