The National Liberal Club

Whitehall Place, London , SW1A 2HE

I visited this club in February 2020. It is the quintessential social Club.
It has gorgeous facilities in a massive historical building just steps from Trafalgar Square or the Big Ben.
It was established in 1882 by William Ewart Gladstone (leader of the Liberal Party and 4 times prime minister). For more details, I recommend to visit the homepage:

also the virtual tour is very high quality even if it may take some time to load.

I showed my introductory letter at the reception and could sign in also 2 guests.
We had lunch (without reservation) which was excellent and very reasonable. Oysters, salmon, salad, ham and melon as hors d`oeuvres, a huge roasted sole and lamb steak as main dish. (No photos in the restaurant!) Then they lit a fireplace and I could have an unforgettable business meeting while sipping afternoon tea with an incredible selection of sandwiches and scones.

Too bad the weather was rainy and windy and I could not sit at the terrace with view of the Thames and the ferris wheel.
Next time I am planning to try the billiard room (it was in use when I realized there was one) .
It is a honor to be connected with such a grand Club thanks to the affiliation I have with the Kobe Club and I am looking forward to visit again next time I am in London.