Memory Lane Events


Further information about the now legendary Memory Lane Guided Walks

The walks, described below, usually take place in the Spring, start at 11.00am and are a gentle stroll which will take around 2 hours.  The cost of joining a walk per person just £5.00 for a Memory Lane subscriber, £7.00 otherwise. The Walks take place regardless of the weather. But if the success of most previous Memory Lane walks is repeated, it will be a lovely Spring  or Autumn day in the convivial company of fellow enthusiasts.

See some images of previous walks at YOUTUBE


GUIDED WALK: Al Bowlly’s London

The walk will take place on Saturday, 25th April, 2015 starting near the Strand at 11:00am and will identify many of the places in central London associated with Al Bowlly.

We will identify places where Al lived, worked and visited including The Monseigneur Restaurant, 17 Orange Street, The Café Anglais, The Savoy Hotel, Dukes Court and, of course, Charing Cross Mansions where Al’s English Heritage Blue Plaque may be viewed.

After the Walk there will be the opportunity for refreshments. Then there will be, for those who want to continue the Al Bowlly day, a visit to the fine Greek Authodox Cathedral in Bayswater where Al’s memorial service was held. This is the first time the Cathedral has been included in a Walk.

A great opportunity to spend time in convivial company of folk who share your enjoyment  of Al Bowlly and the great British dance bands.  Tickets are available and include a privilege price for any number of tickets purchased by Memory Lane subscribers.

Prices are £5.00 per person for any number of tickets purchased by Memory Lane subscribers, or £7.00 for non-subscribers. Please pay on-line below or see our On-Line shop page for alternative payment methods.

Previous Memory Lane events - YouTube footage.

The Al Bowlly Blue Plaque Celebration on 30th November 2013 at the Phoenix Artistes Club with Brandyn Shaw. Brandyn will be appearing at London's most prestigious vintage Valentine's cabaret and dance evening at the recently restored 1937 Art Deco St. Pancras ballroom with live 11-piece dance band and special guests.

Memory Lane London 2012 on 8th September 2012 at Conway Hall to celebrate the Great British Dance Bands with Michael Law’s Piccadilly Dance Orchestra.

Celebrating Al Bowlly - “Seventy Years On” on 16th April 2011 at The George to mark the 70th anniversary of Al’s passing with Ray Pallett and Roy Hudd.


Memory Lane London 2015 will be held at the Phoenix Artist Club, Charing Cross Road, London on Saturday 3rd October 2015 from noon until 5.00pm. The event will celebrate the golden age of the British dance bands and vocalists. The Phoenix Artist Club is an “intimate” night-club style venue in the basement of the Phoenix Theatre.

The presentation will include a film show featuring British dance bands and singers plus live entertainment from Barndyn Shaw and his Rhythm Makers. The show will also include a special feature highlighting the contribution made to the golden age by Ambrose and his Orchestra with Sam Browne. 

There will be special guests and not forgetting the popular Memory Lane raffle with mystery prizes.

A great opportunity to spend an afternoon in convivial company of folk who share your love of the dance bands. A complimentary buffet lunch with tea and coffee will be available on arrival and there will be a bar open during the afternoon.

Tickets are available now and include a privilege price for any number of tickets purchased by Memory Lane subscribers and a special discount for multiple purchases.

Tickets are £25.00 each (Memory Lane subscriber rate for any number of tickets), £30.00 each (otherwise).