Welcome to the London, UK, Branch of the OMRS.

The branch meets on the last Monday of the month that is not a Bank Holiday, of the odd numbered months plus April and October and we meet in the London premises of Spink, the world famous dealers and auctioneers; 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 4ET

We start to gather at 18:00 for tea and biscuits and to exchange stories of new research, new purchases, and outrageous medal prices! This leads us nicely into a relaxed 18:30 meeting start time, usually concluding by 20:00. Please note that for security reasons the doors are locked at 18:30. We usually adjourn post meeting for drinks afterwards at ‘The Queen’s Larder’, 1 Queen’s Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 3AR

There is no car parking at Spink’s premises but the area is well served by bus and tube links, the nearest station being Russell Square.

Our programme of speakers and topics for 2020 are as follows:

January 27th

AGM and Giles Penman

Commemorative Great War medals.

March 30th

Robert Wilde-Evans

World wars and colonial campaigning in East Africa 1914-60

April 27th

Mick Atkinson

The Prince of Bentheim und Steinfurt

May 18th

Brian Cleary

The mystery woman of Gallipoli: findings of new research

July 27th

Peter Helmore

The India Medal 1849-95

September 28th

Members’ own


October 26th

Simon Ovens


November 30th

Christopher Mellor-Hill

Medal collectors worst (almost) nightmare!!

In addition to our Branch meetings we additionally undertake one or two excursions which in recent years have included: The London Blitz Walk, The Guards Museum, and the Royal Artillery Museum at Woolwich.

If you would like further information about the London Branch of the OMRS, please contact Robert Barltrop, Membership Secretary, via email at:

Branch type: 
UK Branches