Winter Coat Appeal

Chestertons Estate Agency are supporting the Calling London Winter Coats collection campaign by acting as a collection point for clean, unwanted winter coats that are still in good condition. They are then sorted and redistributed to charities across London who give them to those in need. Nearest collection point is Chestertons office at 220 Tower Bridge Road, London SE1 2UP Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 08.40 – 18.00; Saturday 10:00 – 16.00; Closed on Sunday.

The Four Seasons Hotel

We are delighted that The Four Seasons Hotel at Ten Trinity Square has joined our Concession Scheme – for further details please see their entry on the Concession Scheme page.


For those of you looking to organise your Christmas entertaining, why not take a look at the offering from our concession partner Cote Brasserie in International House. Use this link to see details of their Christmas food and drinks menus A complimentary glass of Kir Royale when dining from the a la carte menu will be offered to members of FOSKD and their guests for parties of up to a maximum of 6 diners. Enjoy!

Grange City Hotel

Our Concession Partner, Grange City Hotel are offering members of FOSKD a 15% discount if they book places at their New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner before the end of November. For a booking form please email

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Dance Classes

We are pleased to announce our Autumn series of dance classes which will start on Monday 2nd October in the Dickens Suite upstairs in the Dickens Inn. Please arrive at 1.45pm for a 2pm start unless stated otherwise below. Classes last for one hour with tea and coffee provided afterwards. Cost is £10 per session payable on the day.

Classes will be held on the following dates and times:-

Monday 2nd October
Monday 9th October (arrive 11.45 for 12 noon start)
Monday 16th October (arrive 11.45 for 12 noon start)
Monday 23rd October
Monday 30th October

Monday 6th November
Monday 13th November
Monday 20th November
Monday 27th November

Absolutely no dance experience is required and you don't need to be part of a couple to come along – we actively encourage singles – particularly men, to come and join the fun!

In the Spring a very jolly group of intrepid members aided by our talented (and very patient!) dance teacher Angelo Ruggieri from / learned to tango, foxtrot, salsa and waltz their way around the Dickens suite. It was huge fun and as a group of non-dancers they greatly enjoyed the experience of beginning to learn the basics of both ballroom and Latin dances as their comments below testify.

"Loved our dance classes! Have enjoyed getting to know other members in a relaxed atmosphere. Angelo is a caring and patient instructor, who includes everyone regardless of ability. He is an engaging and entertaining teacher, who always makes the classes fun!" 

"Gentle exercise tick. Enjoying company of friends tick Increased self-esteem (you always thought you had two left feet!) tick Angelo's dance class has all this and more - and it's great fun!"

"To learn anything new as we grow older is very good for the brain and dancing certainly exercises both brain and body so well. To have the opportunity to share it with fun friends, both concentrating and giggling is a perfect gift!"