On 27 June Lionel Barber hosted the FT’s annual summer party, welcoming 400 high profile guests to the stunning gardens of Lancaster House in London.

Guests included Rt Hon Dr Vince Cable; Rt Hon Ed Balls; Rt Hon William Hague; Rt Hon Lord Paddy Ashdown; Baroness VirginiaBottomley; Baroness Shriti Vadera; Baroness Denise Kingsmill, International Airlines Group; Sir Menzies Campbell MP; HE Louis B Susman, US Ambassador; Jon Snow, Channel 4 News; John Eric Daniels, Group CEO, Lloyds Banking Group; SirPhilip Green, Chairman, Arcadia Group; Nicky Haslam, Interior Designer; BiancaJagger; Paul Tucker, Deputy Governor, Bank of England; Joseph Wan, CEO, Harvey Nichols; and Marcus Agius, Chairman, Barclays.

The crowd enjoyed champagne and canapés and mingled into the evening. For more photos visit the FT’s Flickr page.