Visit: Reform Club

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The Reform Club was rooted in the political activity that found expression in the Great ReformAct of 1832. Liberals fromall over the country wanted ameeting place in London, partly to counter themachinations of the Tory Carlton Club. The new club opened in 1836 at 104 Pall Mall,when membership had already reached 1,000. The Committee soon planned a new club house and chose Charles Barry (who was later architect of the Houses of Parliament) to design it. The facade is based on the Palazzo Farnese in Rome,while the interior suggests a grand country house of a Victorian gentleman. The principal rooms are rich in classical ornamentation,with gilded ceilings and walls hung with the portraits of Whigs and radical leaders of the ReformMovement. The style of the building became the norm for such establishments in the 19th century.

Please note: visitorsmust observe smart dress code (formal wear for women, jacket
and tie formen).

Nearest Tube: Piccadilly Circus, Charing Cross

Venue details

Reform Club
Pall Mall, London London SW1Y 5EW