National Liberal Club

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1 Whitehall Place, London, United Kingdom
www.nlc.org.uk - 020 7930 9871

National Liberal Club London Reviews

AdamR3723 AdamR3723
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VICTORIAN SPLENDOUR Feb 17, 2017
If you are lucky enough to be invited to attend a function at the National Liberal Club in Whitehall Place, do attend! It is worth visiting this club if only to see its late Victorian, over-exuberant, somewhat decadent, pseudo- renaissance internal decor.

The Club was founded in in 1882 by William Ewart Gladstone. Amongst its past members, there were notable people such as Muhammed Ali Jinnah, David Lloyd George, Ramsay Macdonald, Dadabhai Naoroji, George Bernard Shaw, and the author of "Dracula" Bram Stoker.

The present club house, which was designed by the architect Alfred Waterhouse (who also designed the natural History Museum), was opened in 1887.

For me the highlight of the place is its elegant curved Grand Staircase.

Large functions are often held in the vast Gladstone Library, whose walls are now lined with fake bookspines.
Grand Staircase at National Libera…
Gladstone Library at National Libe…
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