Dokke Restaurant - Ivory House

The team at Dokke supported by Vagabond Coffee hosted a Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September 2017. We are delighted to report that the event raised ££1015 for the work of Macmillan! Thank you to Neil, Emma and the rest of the team at Dokke for the delicious cakes and savouries and to all the FOSKD members who generously supported the event!

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 20th November
Monday 27th November

We hope to be able to announce additional dates in November nearer the time.

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!"

Thames Luxury Charters

thames_charters Sixty members enjoyed a fun evening in August on board "The Edwardian", for a cruise up river past all the major City landmarks as far as Battersea before returning to St Katharine’s Pier. Chris & Belinda Livett, who are FOSKD members and owners of Thames Luxury Charters, generously sponsored the evening and were our hosts for the event which included great live acoustic music by a three piece band and a brilliant magician! Chris kindly shared some of his encyclopaedic knowledge of the River Thames with us as we sailed up river.

We are delighted that Thames Luxury Charters have joined our concession scheme; our members will be entitled to a 10% discount on boat hire for their first charter. If you would like to hear direct from TLC about special events and other offers, please send an email to

For additional details please see our concessions page on


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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