Alongside the scientific programme, we are delighted to provide our guests with a series of social events to make the Conference even more enjoyable and provide plenty of opportunities for you to mingle and network with attendees from around the world.
Places on these social events are strictly limited and must be reserved in advance here.
Welcome drinks reception – Thursday 13 Jun from 18.00 to 20.00
Conference attendees are invited to this complimentary event on ‘The Lawn’ – the front terrace of the Tower Hotel, overlooking the river. Take in the stunning views of Tower Bridge as you enjoy early evening drinks with your fellow attendees.
Ticket price: complimentary to Conference attendees
Dress code: Informal
Thames cruise dinner excursion – Friday 14 Jun 19.30
After Friday’s intensive academic programme, simply step outside the hotel’s front door and find the boat for your evening cruise on the river Thames waiting. Relax over a buffet and drinks, whilst enjoying unrivalled views of the City. The boat will take a circular route, dropping you back at St Katharine’s dock, directly outside the Tower Hotel.
Ticket price: £55 including drinks and meal
Dress code: Informal
Tower of London Fundraising Gala – Saturday 15 Jun 19.00
For this once-in-a-lifetime event, you will be met on arrival by a Yeoman Warder who will give you a 15-minute walking tour of the Tower. Enjoy the impressive arms and royal armour on display in the Royal Armouries, Britain’s oldest national museum, before being led to the drinks reception in the White Tower. This iconic part of the Tower is the world’s most famous castle keep, built almost 1,000 years ago by William the Conqueror to protect and control London.
The drinks reception will be followed by a three course Gala Dinner in the New Armouries, a separate building within the Tower complex, constructed as a storehouse for weapons seized after the English Civil War. The New Armouries boasts spectacular views of the White Tower, Tower Bridge and the Shard – the tallest building in the UK.
Guests will be unable to leave the Tower between 21:45 and 22:05 due to the Ceremony of the Keys, a ritual which has taken place every night for over 700 years! As the Tower is a working barracks, the event will end at 22.05 when the Yeoman Wardens escort attendees out of the Tower. You are then invited to join us back at the hotel next door for a nightcap, or more, at our 10th Birthday ‘after party’ (see below).
VIP fundraising tickets & corporate groups: £ on request
HRI is hosting this dinner as a fundraising event to enable us to continue our work in advancing the field of homeopathic research. The Tower Gala is therefore open to everyone, not just Conference attendees.
Individuals wishing to support HRI by attending the Tower Gala only, can purchase single VIP tickets. Corporate groups can also support the event by buying a table seating 8 guests.
Prior to the drinks reception, all VIP ticket holders will be invited to visit the Jewel House for an exclusive tour of the Crown jewels. VIP tickets also include entry to HRI’s 10th birthday ‘after party’ in the Gallery room of the Tower Hotel.
Conference attendees: £95
Delegates registered for the conference are able to attend the Gala for only £95. Your ticket also includes entry to HRI’s 10th birthday ‘after party’ in the Gallery room of the Tower Hotel.
Please note: The White Tower is accessed by a large exterior staircase. If you have significant mobility issues, please make us aware prior to booking.
Dress code: Black tie
HRI 10th Birthday Party – Saturday 15 Jun 21.30 until late
As the Tower of London shuts to the public at 22.15 and does not allow dancing, the party will continue in the Gallery room at the Conference Hotel. This is your chance to let your hair down and celebrate our birthday, with a live band and dancing until late.
Ticket price: £15 including 2 drinks
Free of charge to Gala attendees.
Note: For those not wishing to attend the Tower of London Gala, we strongly recommend booking dinner at one of the many convenient restaurants at St Katherine’s Dock, located immediately behind the hotel. It is then a short stroll to join the party at the hotel after dinner, where gala attendees will join from 22.15 onwards.