Black Lubyanka re-opens doors to journalists

From Norman Luck,
Nearly 20 years after the last Express employee left the landmark art-deco Black Lubyanka building, close to Ludgate Circus, a reunion is planned for July 1 to be attended by up to 300.

Goldman Sachs, the world’s richest investment bank – and current incumbents of 133 Fleet Street – who took over and refurbished the building in the early 1990s has agreed to host the meeting with full bar and catering services.

The all-ticket event has attracted interest from around the world with ex-employees flying in from Australia, America and other far-flung locations as well as all over the UK to attend.

Organised by the Express Old Boys & Girls Social Club – the unique fraternity which has over 600 members worldwide – the focus of the meeting will be in the Grade 2 Listed front hall with its muralled ceiling, chrome serpent handrails and multi-coloured floor.

The popularity of the EXOB&GSC – the only national newspaper to have a thriving reunion organisation – is such that they meet on the first Tuesday of every month at the Old Bank of England pub in Fleet Street (a good choice of venue – it is where the SJA holds its committee meetings and the majority of its sporting lunches) with attendances ranging from 40 to 85 and on occasions more than 100.

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