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Sir Peter Hendy Routemaster Tour of the West End

24 June 18:00 - 20:30

Sir Peter Hendy, Chairman of Network Rail and former Commissioner for Transport for London, will be driving his own restored Routemaster bus through the streets of the West End accompanied by a stellar cast of guides from the property world.


Guides for the evening will include:

Robert Evans, CEO of King's Cross

Oliver Smith, Head of St James’ at the Crown Estate

Deirdra Armsby, Director of Place Shaping and Town Planning, City of Westminster

Michelle McGrath, CapCo’s director of Covent Garden

Gary Yardley, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director, CapCo

Ros Morgan, Chief Executive, Heart of London Business Alliance

Jonathan Rose, Portfolio Manager at LandSecurities

John James, Managing Director Soho Estate

James Pellatt, director of Workplace and Innovation at GPE

Richard Baldwin, Head of Development at Derwent London

Keith Bailey, Director Mayfair at Grosvenor


With New London Architecture’s Peter Murray as bus conductor


The ride starts in Victoria and will conclude with a drink’s reception kindly hosted by Soho Estates at Soho Residence, previously known as Soho’s iconic Roundhouse.


Final joining instructions will be sent out to all confirmed attendees on the afternoon of Friday, 21 June.


The tour will be raising money to support the London Cycling Campaign's Considerate Cycling programme.