All things nautical and nostalgic last night at the RICS London awards last night, as some 250 guests took over the top floor of the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich writes EG's Jo Bourke.
Agents and architects tucked into a meal of duck with potato spring rolls and miso (I had to google the latter - a fermented soy bean paste for those interested), while being surrounded by lots of historical artefacts and trinkets.
RICS UK director Luay Al-Khatib opened the awards with a Winston Churchill quote: "We shape our buildings and thereafter they shape us."
The sentiment was echoed around the room as agents were heard discussing just what will happen post Olympics.
EG had the pleasure of handing out its own
London awards: London property company of the year went to Land Securities, and London property adviser of the year went EA Shaw.
Unfortunately our pictures taken on mobile phones after several vinos were not great, but perhaps if you squint your eyes, you may make out Colette O'Shea of Land Sec and below Charlie Killen and Lisa Holland of EA Shaw both with yours truly.
As soon as the official pics are out of the developing room we'll add them to the post.
Well done to all the winners.