21-23 Bedford Place | London | WC1B 5JJ
+44 (0)20 7636 4718

2020 marks the centenary of The Penn Club. Please visit our special website dedicated to the occasion, where you can learn about our history and about the celebratory events throughout the year.



Dear Friends,

The Penn Club is leaving Bedford Place and Bloomsbury after 100 years. We are delighted to introduce the Royal Foundation of St Katharine who have offered to provide a new home for The Club. The Foundation dates back to the 12th Century and shares a lot of values with The Club. They provide a safe, comfortable place to stay with good transport links to central London. They plan to introduce a Penn Club table in their Dining Room for shared conversations and have agreed to provide home for some of our artwork and the Quaker section of the library.

You can find more information on St Katharine’s here: https://www.rfsk.org.uk/. They are located in Limehouse, a 2 minute walk from Limehouse DLR station. There is a direct bus into Charing Cross and it is a 20 minute journey by DLR and tube into the West End. Limehouse is a richly historic part of London with plenty to explore.

We hope you will give St Katharine’s a try next time you visit London. We think you will find it familiar and notice the similarities with The Penn Club. We look forward to meeting you again.

In friendship,

The Board






The Penn Club is a Members Club with a strong Quaker ethos, open to non-members for B&B. We are located just off Russell Square, close to the British Museum, the British Library, several buildings of the University of London and other attractions and places of interest.

“Home from Home”

The Edward Cadbury Room
The Edward Cadbury Room

The Penn Club’s purpose is to provide premises in central London for the enjoyment of members and guests; and to foster a spirit of fellowship in accordance with its Quaker values.

We are a not-for-profit organisation with surplus funds being used to maintain and improve the building and to provide better facilities for those who use the Club.

Our employment and purchasing policies reflect our Quaker association. We seek to encourage community whilst respecting the individual’s privacy.