The Home of British Liberalism

Occupying a historic building overlooking the Thames, the National Liberal Club offers its members and guests an oasis of calm, comfort and elegance in the heart of Westminster. Despite the grandeur of its surroundings, the Club is a warm and welcoming place with a vibrant and diverse social scene for men and women of all ages.

Founded in 1882, the National Liberal Club built what was at the time of construction London’s largest purpose-built clubhouse. It has been a bastion for broadly Liberal values ever since, with an ethnically and socially diverse membership since its launch in the 1880s, and being the first of London’s major ‘gentlemen’s clubs’ to admit women.

The Club remains liberal in the broadest sense. As befitting ‘the most inclusive club in London’, we have an LGBT+ group and business forum along with various cultural and sporting circles. Alongside British traditions like Burns Night, we also celebrate festivals from around the globe, like Diwali and Chinese New Year. Alone among established London clubs, our membership has risen by more than fifty per cent over the past five years and continues to increase year on year.

Our Philosophy

The National Liberal Club occupies a clubhouse of breathtaking grandeur, but its proudest boast is to be “the most inclusive club in London”. Wherever you’re from, whatever your skin colour, gender or sexuality, you can be yourself at the NLC, provided only that you respect the right of others to do the same. We believe in celebrating difference and enjoying life.



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The National Liberal Club is an open and diverse family welcoming people from all backgrounds and walks of life.
Apply to join our historic club today and become part of a liberal tradition that spans two centuries.