Much valued by the Club and one of the finest of its kind in London, the Library occupies three spacious and beautifully appointed rooms on the second floor. It comprises of over 20,000 volumes that are cared by a professional Librarian in attendance throughout the week.
One room is designated as a Silence Library for those wishing to work or research in peace, but quiet conversation is permitted in the North and South Libraries where guests may take tea or coffee while perusing the more than 70 periodicals and national newspapers to which the Club subscribes.
New acquisitions continue to be made by the Library Committee, the members of which meet regularly with the Librarian in order to maintain a balanced and useful choice of books and magazines.
Reciprocal club members may use the Club for parties and private functions. The Club house is particularly well suited to the demands of modern entertaining, and throughout the year the highly experienced banqueting staff plan and organise events ranging from small private lunches and business meetings to parties and receptions for 150 or more.
The Club has three dedicated function rooms: the Princess Marie Louise Room, Marlborough Room and King Edward VII Room. Each can be configured for a cocktail reception, dinner, business meeting or lecture, and for larger functions, such as a wedding reception, it may be possible to book one of the public rooms.
Guests and reciprocal members are encouraged to use the Club’s dedicated Business Area that provides relaxed surroundings for informal meetings and a quiet place to work undisturbed. Tea and coffee are available throughout the day, and a free wireless internet connection means visitors may use their own laptops or the computers and printing facilities provided.
The Club has two squash courts and a squash coach for players wishing to improve their game.
An active bridge section arranges regular sessions in the Smoking Room for players of all standards.
Billiards and Snooker
A full-size billiards table is housed in a recently refurbished room situated in the basement.
Chess and Backgammon
Chess and backgammon boards are available for those wishing to play competitively or among friends.