The Long Lunch – a fitting farewell to Fleet Street

The London Press Club is commemorating an important milestone in British journalism history in the most appropriate way – with a Long Lunch.

Reporters Gavin Sherriff and Darryl Smith, the last journalists working in Fleet Street, have left, marking the end of an era.

Since 1702 when the first British daily newspaper, the Daily Courant, was published there, Fleet Street has been synonymous with British newspapers.

Now the last two hacks, from the Dundee-based Sunday Post, have gone following the closure of paper’s London office.

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Reporters Gavin Sherriff and Darryl Smith leave Fleet Street

The London Press Club is bidding a fitting farewell with a Long Lunch on the Street of Shame itself. Join us at the Punch Tavern, on Friday, December 2nd.

Sponsored by Associated British Ports this marathon lunch time session will run from noon until 5.00 pm at Punch Tavern – where we will have exclusive use of the main bar.

A buffet lunch will be served at 12.30 pm and again at 2 pm.

Tickets cost £15 a head (which includes all food and drink) for London Press Club members only and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

This will be a fantastic event, in the finest Fleet Street tradition, to network and catch up with colleagues and friends. We do hope you can join us. Please book here

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