Until the middle of the last century, London’s social calendar was dominated by ‘the Season’, a round of social events and parties during which the daughters of the upper classes made their ‘debuts’. Debutantes and their families descended on the capital from all over Britain to take part in this elaborate process that in its blend of glamour, archaic and sometimes comic ritual is emblematic of a world now lost. From the preparations and formalities of court presentation to the exhausting round of parties that followed, Luci Gosling provides a detailed look at a phenomenon that was central to the lives of generations of privileged young ladies. Highlights include How to be a Debutante, the workings of the Royal Court and dancing and romancing in the 1920s.
Venue Details & Map
83 Bermondsey StreetLondonSE1 3XF
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- Public transport:
- From London Bridge Station walk towards Tower Bridge down Tooley Street for about 3 minutes. Then turn right in Bermondsey Street. The museum is on the left hand side of the street.