One of the most dramatic rooms in the Club, the Smoking Room is not only gorgeous to contemplate, but remarkably versatile. Alfred Waterhouse’s supremely elegant room, framed by its tile columns, has two large, adaptable spaces at either end, one of which can accommodate wedding ceremonies or social events requiring a dance-floor. Bookcases separate the sides into alcoves where members can speak discretely or spend time reflecting quietly when the Club is not too busy. Well-stocked with daily papers and magazines, and lined with historic portraits, the NLC’s Smoking Room is surely the room Charles Kennedy had in mind when the late Liberal Democrat leader called the Club ‘an oasis of calm in the heart of Westminster‘.
Full afternoon tea is served here from 3:30pm to 5:30pm, along with other drinks and refreshments throughout the day.