The Freemasons' love of a good meal has long been legendary. London's imposing Fremasons' Hall is hosting an exhibition exploring the ways in which they have supped over the centuries, from the first Grand Lodge's meetings at the Goose and Gridiron, via the huge feast for 7000 in 1930s Olympia, to the Georgian manners and customs still practiced by today's diners. Illustrating this history is a spectacular assortment of Masonic symbolism-strewn tableware, which ranges from enormous silver centrepieces to jelly moulds. There's even a particulary fine Masonic set squares and compasses toast rack.
Square Meals: 300 Years of Masonic Dining runs at the Library and Museum of Freemasonry, Freemasons' Hall, Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ from 7 July to 26 September. The museum is open Monday to Friday, 11am to 5pm, and entry is free. For more information call 020 7395 9257 or visit the website.