The Travellers Club
The Travellers Club
3.2 out of 5.0 stars

The Travellers Club, located at 106 Pall Mall, is one of London’s oldest and most prestigious gentlemen’s clubs. Founded in 1819, the club was established for “gentlemen who have travelled out of the British Isles to a distance of at least five hundred miles from London in a direct line.” This membership requirement, along with the club’s luxurious and refined atmosphere, has made it a favorite among diplomats, politicians, and other accomplished individuals. At one point, so many members were linked to MI5 and MI6 that it was simply known as the Spooks Club.

The club’s building, designed by Charles Barry, is a stunning example of Palladian style and has been a London landmark for over 200 years. Inside, members can enjoy various lounges, reading rooms, dining rooms, an extensive library, and a billiards room.

In addition to its impressive facilities, the Travellers Club is also known for its rich history and distinguished membership. Past members include explorers, statesmen, and literary figures such as David Livingstone, Winston Churchill, and Rudyard Kipling. The club has also played host to numerous important events, including the signing of the Anglo-French Entente Cordiale in 1904.

Despite its traditional and exclusive reputation, the Travellers Club is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive membership. Today, the club continues to attract a diverse range of accomplished individuals from various fields and backgrounds.

Overall, the Travellers Club is a true London institution, offering its members a luxurious and refined atmosphere, rich history, and distinguished membership, along with a commitment to promoting diversity and inclusivity. It is a perfect place for the distinguished traveler and for those who appreciate the best of British culture and tradition. Unfortunately, the clubhouse can be quite dead at times. Moreover, the dining room service, like at the Oxford & Cambridge Club, requires each table to fill in an order form. To members of other clubs, this can seem not only cumbersome but also rather strange and impersonal.

Travellers, The Smoking Room


  1. Norman Brisbois
    February 13, 2024 at 9:49 pm

    I will be visiting London in October of this year. Being of curios temperament I wonder if i may visit your club perhaps enjoy a meal and or at least experience its historical significance. I’d be thrilled to hear back from you.

  2. londonclubs Author
    February 15, 2024 at 1:07 pm

    Regretfully this is merely a blog about London Clubs. We’re not affiliated with the Travellers, and you would have to contact them directly. Generally speaking clubs will only allow visitors from reciprocal clubs.

  3. Christopher Raper
    April 5, 2024 at 8:25 pm

    I have been a member of the Travellers’ for 30 years, and in all that time I have never managed to find the billiards room. Perhaps you might let me know where it is?

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