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As we announced on Tuesday, we are pleased to say that we are holding our second Head for Points reader Summer Party on Monday 8th July.

The first batch of tickets will be sold at noon today.  If you won’t be behind a computer at noon (although the Eventbrite app does the job too) the final batch will be sold at noon on Sunday.

Click here to be taken to the correct Eventbrite page to buy.

We are taking over the Hansom Hall at the Renaissance St Pancras hotel from 6pm to 9pm+.  This is situated in the magnificent Gothic revival building at St Pancras and is well connected to the London Underground and National Rail.

Renaissance St Pancras exterior

Hansom Hall is an excellent venue, not least because it is a significant capacity increase on our previous parties. It will also have a private cloakroom, bar and outdoor area:

Renaissance St Pancras Hansom Hall garden outdoors

As this is a Marriott property, Marriott Bonvoy has very kindly stepped in to sponsor the event.

(If you haven’t registered for the new Marriott Bonvoy Summer promotion – Endless Earning – I recommend you do so as soon as you’ve finished this article!  We wrote about it here and the registration link is here.)

Marriott Bonvoy has also generously offered to donate some raffle prizes.  We don’t have the full details yet, as they are still talking to various hotels, but it should be good.

All attendees will receive one raffle ticket.  It is not possible to buy extra tickets and they are not available to non-attendees.

For clarity, only ticket holders who are in the room when the raffle is drawn at around 8pm will be eligible to win.

Head for Points Christmas Party

Back to the party details ….

The event runs from 6pm to 9pm.

You will receive a free glass of wine, bottle of beer or soft drink courtesy of Marriott Bonvoy (thank you!).  A full cash bar will be available for further drinks at usual London prices.

If you wish to stay on beyond 9pm, the bar will remain open for a little while, although at some point we will be asked to move to the in-hotel bar The Booking Office, which is open until late.

How do I get my ticket?

Because we need to ensure that people who ask for tickets turn up, we are charging £10 per ticket.  This price includes VAT and covers our ticketing fees, venue costs and the hotel security fee (we are obliged to hire several security guards!).

We are selling the tickets in two tranches:

The first batch will be sold at noon today (Friday)

The second batch will be sold at noon on Sunday

This is, we think, the fairest way of allowing everyone to participate, whether or not they sit behind a computer during a weekday.

We are using Eventbrite again.  Eventbrite has an excellent mobile app, so even if you are not behind a computer at noon you should still be able to purchase.  Set up an account with your credit card data before you head out.

Click here to buy tickets.

You can buy up to two tickets per person but please don’t be nervous about coming on your own.  Frequent flyers are a friendly bunch and always happy to share details of their recent trips and miles-earning tips.

I apologise in advance if you can’t get a ticket due to demand.  We are selling more than twice as many tickets as any previous HFP event and are hoping that this is plenty!  The first batch will sell quickly but demand should be a bit slower on Sunday.  Or not.

American Express is accepted by Eventbrite 🙂

We look forward to seeing you on the 8th July.  Here’s the link you need at noon.

Comments (121)

  • Mike says:

    Rob – any thoughts on having a nominated charity for the night that people can contribute too. How about Cat and her long walks for Macmillan Cancer Support. I cannot attend but will donate the ticket price to Cat at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/catdownie with a HFP hash tag.

    • Polly says:

      Lovely idea

    • Cat says:

      Mike, you really are a legend!

      I think that would be a bit much to ask of Rob. 8th July is about the wonderful HfP community having a lovely get together, not about me and my hiking-based midlife crisis!

      It really is very sweet of you to think of this though. Also, it’s a crying shame that you won’t be there, I feel like I owe you (amongst quite a few others) a drink!

      Polly – I hope you get hold of tickets! Where’s the fjord (that hopefully has good data coverage)?

      • Polly says:

        Tnx Cat, one of our pals on here got me one. We were in a huge storm today in Bergen but Olden, gorgeous tho in the sun yesterday.
        Looking forward to seeing you and catching up…

    • Leo says:

      Thanks for that link I’ve finally been able to get my donation to go through. Well done on reaching your target Cat.

  • Stuart says:

    Reminder on how to level the field with comment regulars if you REALLY want to attend:

    https://github.com/Dalimil/Eventbrite-Tools

  • Yorkieflyer says:

    I have an Eventbrite account and have the app but can’t see where you input credit card details to the account in advance?

    • David says:

      Me too… I can see the page telling me “You currently don’t have any debit or credit cards saved”, but no offer to remediate that…

      • Graham Walsh says:

        I had my Lloyds Amex in there and went to remove it and now can’t add any other card back 🤦‍♂️

  • Nick says:

    OT – planning a Hydro stay in July thanks to previous recommendations here. What kind of things locally should we see and do? So far have Stirling castle! No car but happy to use trains and buses. Thanks 🙂

    • Liz says:

      Stirling Castle is the best castle to visit IMO. Make sure you get on to one of the free guided talks before starting exploring the castle. Then climb the monument – you can get a combo ticket.

    • RussellH says:

      I assume from your mention of Stirling that you are staying at Dunblane Hydro?
      Dunblane Cathedral is small, but in a good location and worth 30 mins of anyone’s time. From the cathedral you can walk upstream alongside the Allan Water (or at least you could when I lived there!)
      If you can still get a bus out of Stirling to Dollar, then Castle Campbell is well worth it too – a bit of a walk up Dollar Glen, but that is nice too.
      I take it that Liz’s monument is the Wallace Monument… the foot of the monument is not far from Logie Kirkyard in Blairlogie – lots of ancient tombstones with spooky engravings.
      If you can get out to Braco, there is a Roman Fort there; if you like hill walking it is worth climbing Dumyat – start at Stirling Uni. It is not high, but the view south can be fantastic – the whole of the central belt of Scotland spread out below you.
      Castles: also Menstrie Castle (though it is not really a castle) is en route along the Hillfoots to Dollar and Alloa Tower just outside Alloa.
      Probably enough to be going on with…
      🙂

  • Lady London says:

    Hey Rhys, not in UK right now does the ticket selling widget need a vpn to sell me my ticket?

  • Nick Burch says:

    Sold out already 🙁

    • Andrew says:

      Check back at 12:08 for any tickets released by folk not completing their transaction in time.

    • Cat says:

      Either that or on Sunday! I hope you and M get tickets!

  • Lee says:

    Got my ticket, see you there!

  • Andrew says:

    Booked! See the lucky folk there.