The year was 1875 when a Club for professionals of London was first proposed. The beginning, for what became The London Club started in an area that locals referred to as “Whiskey Row” on King Street across from the Covent Garden Market.
In 1879, a Charter was issued from Queen’s Park to nine named individuals to incorporate the London Club. Its first president was Daniel Macfie and shares were sold at $50.00 each. With its list of sixty-two members in 1882, The London Club was settled in a Queen Anne Style building located on Queens Ave.
An important and historical landmark in the city of London, the London Club building and its valued membership, both hold important positions in the city’s history and within the hearts of many of its leading citizens over the past century.
We welcome you to experience the fascinating history of the Club by walking through its vaulted hallways and passages of time. The London Club has always played an important role in the city’s life and its members continue to make significant contributions to the business and political activity of London. In more than 140 years, this membership trait has only become more pronounced.
In a fast-moving world, the London Club provides a haven amidst the stress of everyday life. Founded in 1880, the Club has maintained the first-class standards of food, service, comfort and timeless charm which has attracted loyal membership from local business leaders throughout the years. Conveniently located in the heart of the City, just blocks away from the Grand Theatre, Budweiser Gardens and London’s thriving downtown core.
BUSINESS & PRIVATE ROOMS
The Business Centre is available for member use. Reservations are recommended to ensure availability. The Business Centre has a TV with Internet access and a telephone. Private rooms are available with advance reservations for business meetings and private functions.
Members and guests may take notes or refer discretely to business papers throughout the Club, except all dining areas.
Cellphones and hand-held electronic devices should be muted when entering the Club or set to vibrate. Electronic handheld devices (e.g. phones, ipads) may be viewed but must be silent and not generate any noises. Electronic handhelds are permitted throughout the Club. Conversations into/out of electronic devices are prohibited in public areas, with the exception of the rooms booked for private functions or members business office.
Reservations are recommended for lunch and dinner. With increased volumes over these dining periods it is recommended that you have a reservation in order to avoid a lengthy wait. Should you not be able to make a reservation please call the Club and notify a member of management. Reservations are mandatory for all Club events.
EVENT CANCELLATION POLICY
In order to ensure that members have a fair opportunity to participate and attend the popular events scheduled by the Club, a cancellation fee of 100% of the event price will be issued to members who cancel with less than 2 working days notice. At the Club’s discretion, there will be no charge for a member who cancels due to special circumstances.
Wireless connection is available for members and guests who have laptops. Members and guests can log on to our Internet gateway and access their e-mail accounts and the web from designated rooms in the Club. For more information on this policy and designated areas for the use of laptops, please contact administration.
In accordance with the City of London by-law, the London Club is designated as non-smoking. Children are permitted in the Club with parents. Members must register all guests.