The Real Mr Selfridge Experience Victorian Christmas Stories

This pop-up event in Waterstones will help you to take a walk back to Victorian times - let Mr and Mrs Selfridge tell you all about their secret life. Learn how this amazing entrepreneur changed the history of retailing for centuries to come, and find out more about Christmas high tea at Highcliff Castle. 

Mrs Selfridge will on hand to entertain the kids with Christmas Victorian time stories. No need to book



Welcome to Highcliffe Castle  and experience the life of the extraordinary Mr. Selfridge– walk the rooms he walked, understand how he lived and how he brought his innovative ideas to the local area. Be welcomed at the Highcliffe Castle Tearooms by Rose Selfridge (long suffering wife of Harry Gordon Selfridge) with a glass of fizz whilst she escorts you across to the Highcliffe Castle. There you will be greeted by Harry Selfridge where he will be happy to share his life story with you by taking you on a tour of his beloved country retreat. 


By the end of the experience, you will have learnt more about the man, his motivation and his life story. After the experience has finished, you will enjoy a traditional Edwardian high tea with Harry and Rose Selfridge, accompanied by their maids. . Our tea is specially blended by our very own tea expert, accompanied by locally homemade fruit and plan scones, jam and clotted cream.Here a question and answer session will allow you to ask any questions you may have about Harry or Rose Selfridge, all in a relaxed environment

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