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The New Cavendish Club

The RCS Association is a Corporate Member of the New Cavendish Club and all RCSA members are therefore eligible to make use of the facilities it offers. The Club is situated at 44 Great Cumberland Place, London – a few minutes walk from Marble Arch. If visiting, you should sign the book in the reception area. It is possible that you may be asked to show your RCSA membership card.

The New Cavendish Club could be your central London base. It offers London club comfort and privileges to men and women from a wide range of professional backgrounds. The Club is in elegant premises close to Hyde Park. The shopping areas of Oxford Street, Regent Street, Bond Street and Knightsbridge, as well as the West End theatres and cinemas, are all within easy reach.

The facilities include a bar and coffee lounge which provide an excellent meeting place for members and their guests. Snack luncheons and afternoon teas are served in the ground floor area. Nearby are a library, drawing room and separate writing room. On the first floor is the spacious dining room which is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week and has an annexe suitable for private parties and functions. There is a comprehensive wine list.

There are thirty-four comfortable bedrooms, most with bath or shower en suite. All rooms have their own television and telephone together with tea and coffee making facilities. Two well-appointed suites, comprising double and single bedrooms, en suite bathroom, as well as a sitting room, are also available.

A self-contained mews cottage to the rear of the building is ideal for family accommodation.

In addition there are a number of attractive private rooms of various sizes ideal for company meetings requiring conference facilities, wedding receptions, anniversary dinners and other occasions. A roof garden is ideal for summer cocktail parties. A complete range of banqueting services is available. Enquiries are welcomed by the Club Manager.

The Club has a tradition of quiet elegance and comfort enhanced by welcoming and responsive service. Over the years this special quality has drawn many long-standing members to the Club which has its roots in voluntary service.

The Club was created in 1920 by Lady Ampthill to provide a meeting place for women who had served with Voluntary Aid Detachments. This organisation was started during the Great War to provide ancillary nursing services in military hospitals, with those who joined performing such tasks as driving ambulances, running canteens and undertaking general war duties.

The VAD Ladies’ Club was established in Cavendish Square with an initial membership of two thousand five hundred. When it moved to Great Cumberland Place in 1959, its name changed to The New Cavendish Club and its membership has expanded.

The Club publishes a quarterly newsletter listing events and news. To subscribe, please contact the RCSA Office.

For a full list of prices, please contact the Association Office or the New Cavendish Club direct at:

44 Great Cumberland Place, London, W1H 8BS, UK.