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17 October 2019Morning visit to the Travellers' Club, Pall Mall

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Morning visit to the Travellers' Club, Pall Mall
Thursday 17 October 2019

The Club was founded, in 1819, 'for gentlemen who had travelled out of the British Isles to a distance of at least five hundred miles from London in a direct line'. Membership was extended to foreign visitors and diplomats posted to London. Arrangements for the establishment of The Travellers’ Club were finalised at a meeting in the spring of 1819, attended by distinguished diplomats and two future Prime Ministers. In 1826 money was raised to lease part of the grounds of Carlton House and Charles Barry, who later designed the Reform Club next door and the Houses of Parliament, was appointed as architect. We will be given a tour of the club with an account of its history.

The brochure and booking form can now be found as usual in the Documents section under the 'Our Society' tab above, for printing out and sending off to the organiser, Roger Mitchell.

Image courtesy of Travellers' Club