The Club has more than 40 bedrooms on two floors. All rooms have flat screen televisions and tea and coffee making facilities. They have comfortable Vispring beds, super king-sized pillows, plush goose down duvets and high thread count Egyptian cotton sheets. The ensuite bathrooms are equipped with Molton Brown toiletries. Continental Breakfast and a complimentary morning newspaper are included in the room rate. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the Club house.
This is the Club’s flagship accommodation. Created in 2012 and overlooking Pall Mall, the suite is designed and furnished to an exceptionally high standard. It has all the features of the New Double Rooms (see below) and additionally offers a dressing area, mini bar, a space for working or sitting and a hidden flat screen television. The opulent bathroom has a bidet, roll-top bathtub and large walk-in shower.
These rooms were comprehensively renovated in 2012. They all have a safe, feature an ecologically friendly ‘comfort cooling’ system and effective acoustic glazing. The Smirke Junior Suite has the added benefit of a mini bar. Their decorative styles and luxurious facilities, super king-size beds, separate bathtubs and walk-in showers, set a new standard for accommodation within the Club house.
With a king-size bed and separate dressing area, the Chancellor Suite enjoys fine views over Marlborough House towards the Westminster skyline. Its generous seating area has a sofa which converts into a second bed for families visiting London with children.
The Club’s dedicated Business Area provides relaxed surroundings for informal meetings, and a quiet place where members can work undisturbed, with tea and coffee available throughout the day.
The Club’s free wireless internet connection enables Members to use their own laptops or the computers and printing facilities provided.
Club member William Gladstone was fond of ‘beer, cheese and a chop’ and during the earliest days the menu included lampreys, eel pie and lark pudding. Our reputation reflects a long history of fine cuisine and an outstanding cellar, although unlike their Victorian predecessors Members are no longer encouraged to send their personal cooks to the kitchens to undertake ‘improver’ courses.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served seven days a week in the Coffee Room. With a full à la carte menu, Chef provides a choice of traditional and contemporary dishes for Members wishing to entertain friends, family or business colleagues. Those dining or lunching alone or with one guest can join the convivial Club Table, a popular feature of Clubland and the perfect place at which to meet fellow members.
The more modern Gallery Bar at the Club serves food and drinks from Monday to Saturday. With a more relaxed atmosphere and its own bistro-style menu, the Gallery Bar is the perfect place to enjoy some hot or cold meals or snacks with friends and family.
From Monday to Friday, the Blomfield Room offers a light breakfast and lunchtime buffet – a fast, efficient and popular service with those working locally or making a flying visit.
The Coffee Room and Gallery Bar
Much valued by Members, and one of the finest of its kind in London, the Library occupies three spacious and beautifully appointed rooms. It comprises of over 20,000 volumes that are cared by a professional Librarian in attendance throughout the week.
Particularly strong in history, biography, literature and works dealing with the cities of Oxford, Cambridge and London, most of the books are available for members to borrow. One room is designated as a Silence Library for those who wish to work or research in peace, but quiet conversation is permitted in the North and South Libraries where members may take tea or coffee whilst perusing the more than 70 periodicals and national newspapers to which the Club subscribes.
New acquisitions are regularly made by the Library Committee, which meets regularly in order to maintain a well-balanced and useful choice of books and magazines.
A special arrangement with the London Library in St James’s Square – the world’s largest private library – means that Members may borrow from its more than 1,000,000 volumes.
The Club house is particularly well suited to the demands of modern entertaining, and 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 four dedicated function rooms:
Each can be configured for cocktail receptions, dinners, business meetings and lectures, and for larger functions it may be possible to book one of the public rooms. Reciprocal club members may use the Club for parties and private functions.