The logo of the World Airline Road Race featuring a globe of the world surrounded by a laurel wreath.

World Airline Road Race Festival London 2010

The event logo of the World Airline Road Race 2010 London featuring a running shoe whose lace forms the course of the river Thames over well known London landmarks

The T Shirt Party

MAP: Click here for Map, directions and more pictures of the market.

Party Schedule


18:00    Restaurant First Sitting

19:00    Party Start - T Shirt Swapping

20:00    Pearly Kings and Queens

20:30    T Shirt Competition

21:00    Further Entertainment

21:00    Restaurant Second Sitting

23:30    Last Train Home

Restaurant Reservations Request


Quote "Airline Race",

State "6 o'clock" or "9 o'clock" sitting,

Make reservation by 14:00 on 23rd Sept.


The T Shirt Party will be held at Leadenhall Market in the old City of London.  In the early Roman settlement of Londinium the area formed part of the Forum (the roman market).  In 1321 the area was again recorded as a market and the site grow in importance after Richard Whittington acquired it in 1411 (Richard Whittington is more commonly known as Dick Whittington, three times Lord Mayor of London). In 1666 the Great Fire of London started nearby and destroyed part of the market.  It was rebuilt and then in 1881 the old stone buildings were replaced with the current wrought iron and glass structures. The market has featured in films including "Tomb Raider" (Lara Croft rides her motorbike through the venue), as Diagon Alley in Harry Potter and the Heath Ledger film "Imagination of Dr. Parnassus".  The 2012 London Olympics Marathon is also expected to run next to, and perhaps even through, where we will be partying!


More important for our party, there is a pub at each end of the main arcade and numerous restaurants and bars serving food.  All of these listed below will be open during the T Shirt Party.  Between them they have capacity for over 600 dinners but they will need to know how many of us will be eating that evening so that they can provide enough staff.  Please therefore make advanced reservations with the restaurant of your choice and particularly if you want to have a team table with 8 or more diners.  Some restaurants will be offering special deals for diners with reservations as well as faster service.  Details of each restaurant can be found at the Leadenhall Market website or the websites listed below (open new windows).

Establishment Description Reservations and Websites
Brokers Wine Bar Serving a great selection of British food, with typical warm hospitality and views over the market.
Sample Menu (new window)
Bookings can be made through
or by phone to 0044 (0)207 283 5656.
“We offer a free glass of house wine per person with every pre-booking and a 10% discount.”  
Bedales Wine Bar A hide away basement bar with a great selection of wines and menu including Platters, Panini and Quiches. 0044 (0)20 7929 3536

Butcher Sample meat cooked from the grill; choose your meat straight from the butcher's counter. The Butcher will not be taking reservations for the 24th - queue to be served.

Chamberlain’s Established in the market for many years, specializing in fresh fish from the famous Billingsgate market, great fish and chips and delicious gastro menu. 0044 (0)20 7648 8690

Cheese @ Leadenhall All ranges of cheese, served with a wide and varied delicious menu and with wines selected to compliment the cheeses, a unique experience, right in the middle of the market. 0044 (0)20 7929 1697

The Lamb Old style Typical British Pub and comfortable restaurant with delicious food and great ales, A landmark pub in the city of London. A popular location. 0044 (0)207 626 2454

Luc’s Brasserie With panoramic views down into the Market this is one of the city’s favourite food and drink haunts that focuses on French Brasserie dishes and atmosphere. 0044 (0)20 7621 0666
New Moon A traditional pub serving light meals and a great selection of ales. 0044 (0)20 7626 3625
Ortega Spanish style excellent Tapas menu .A super restaurant with a fun environment. 0044 (0)20 7623 1818

Pizza Express Delicious pizzas served centrally in the market. 0044 (0)20 7283 5113

Restaurante Italiano Relaxed but smart surroundings are complimented by fine Italian cuisine and an extensive selection of wines making dining an uncomplicated and delightful experience. 0044 (0)20 7621 0709