A Brief History of The Club
The building itself could well be contemporary with the foundation of the Club for we know that the house was built in the eighteenth century on land which once formed part of the Greyfriars precinct. The old wall in St. Faiths Lane, behind the Club, was the boundary between the Cathedral Close and Greyfriars. At the time the house was built, or not long after, it was the premises of the Harvey and Hudson Bank and continued to be until 1866 when the bank was transferred to the new Crown Bank, now Hardwick House.
It was not until 1887 that The Norfolk Club, then occupying rented accommodation on Guildhall Hill, purchased the present premises at 17 Upper King Street. The purchase price was £3,600.
When the Club acquired the building certain alterations were made; first the present dining room block was built in 1888, then in the following year the library was created from two smaller rooms. The mosaic tiles in the hall replaced the old flagstones. the Club moved in about Christmas 1888.
“On 9th June 1770, a number of men most sanguinely moved and proposed as follows: That a Select Number of intimate Friends in the County of Norfolk (not exceeding fourteen) do dine together at the Bell Tavern in the Market Place Norwich upon the last Saturday in the months of June, July, August 1770 and in the months of April, May, June, July and August in the next insuring year for ten years to come”.
Henley on Thames
Telephone: 01491 570500
Fax: 01491 570528
Established as a private members’ club in 1906, Phyllis Court offers its Members and visitors a world where elegance and tradition blend seamlessly with an understanding of modern requirements. Its excellent facilities, superb menus, relaxing riverside accommodation and friendly staff make it the perfect setting in which to meet friends, conduct business or enjoy a celebration.
1 Wimpole Street
Telephone: 020 7290 2900
Fax: 020 7290 2992
The Royal Society of Medicine is an independent, apolitical organisation, founded over 200 years ago. The origins of the Royal Society of Medicine date back to the 18th century when, throughout Europe medical societies began to be founded with the object of bringing together physicians and surgeons in order to further scientific, professional and social communication.
88 The Terrace
PO Box 10129
The Club is New Zealand's oldest private Club. Founded in December 1841, it now owns an elegant seven- storey building on the same Terrace site as the previous two Clubhouses. The present building was opened in February 1990 by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, who is an Honorary member of the Club. The Clubhouse provides facilities for Club and private dinners and functions, car parking, bedrooms, a reading room, a business centre, a Health and Fitness Centre, Billiards and Snooker room and a squash court.
11 Hood Street
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Telephone: 0191 2322744
Fax: 0191 2303935
The Northern Counties Club is one of the world's oldest private members' clubs, confident in its heritage and traditions, yet enlightened and contemporary in its outlook. Members and guests can make use of the club's facilities which include a bar, dining room, private function rooms and eight en-suite bedrooms for overnight accommodation - all conveniently located in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne.
189 Suriwongse Road
Telephone: 0066 2234 0247
Fax: 0066 2235 1560
The British Club Bangkok was founded on 23rd April, being Saint George’s Day, 1903 by a small group of British businessmen and diplomatic civil servants, in order to create a social club in the style enjoyed by their peers in the British Empire throughout Asia.
32, Royal Exchange Square
Telephone: 0141 221 6630
The Western Club was founded in 1825 at a time when Glasgow was establishing itself as the Second City of the Empire. Thanks mainly to the access provided by the River Clyde Glasgow became a centre for trade and industry importing cotton and tobacco from America and sugar from the West Indies.
42 Crutched Friars
Telephone: 0207 863 6680
The newly refurbished Lloyds Club is now looking to the future while retaining the traditional values and ethos of the original Club dating back to the 1920’s. Primarily a luncheon club, with a current membership of over 400 covering many commercial and professional businesses both in London and internationally.
Telephone: 01803 559682
Founded in 1882, The Paignton Club has a unique history in the South West of England. For more than 126 years it has been part of the social fabric of Torbay and its majestic Grade II ionic architecture is a constant reminder of the great Victorian era. Situated at the southern end of the Paignton promenade, just a short walk from the harbour and town centre, the club offers members and their guests a welcoming and relaxing meeting place.
1135 16TH STREET N.W.
Established in 1904 simply as the University Club, its first president was then Secretary of War and future United States President William Howard Taft. In 1936, it merged with the Racquet Club of Washington, and moved to its current location at 1135 Sixteenth Street NW, approximately three blocks north of the White House. During the Warren Court justices Earl Warren and Hugo Black would often use the Club's facilities to informally discuss and gather. The University Club of Washington, DC is a top city club with a diverse membership of professional, business, and government leaders. It is a favorite meeting spot for members and their guests - with the comfort and privacy of home away from home.
Telephone: 020 7930 9871
Fax: 020 7839 4768
Founded in 1882, the principal object of the National Liberal Club was to provide club facilities in London so that members and their guests might enjoy the very best club services and hospitality - as relevant today as it was then. The Club remains completely independent but, as the name implies, continues to be closely identified with the historic Liberal traditions and Liberals world wide.