Welcome to The Penn Club. Our aim is ensure the Club continues to be a safe place for you to visit. When you are at the Club you will notice some temporary changes:
Protecting you and our staff
Staff will be trained on infection control and what they need to do if they have COVID-19 symptoms. We have clear and visible signs in back of house areas reminding staff to wash their hands frequently. Reception will have a Perspex screen fitted. Minimal contact between staff and guests will be maintained. Staff members will be wearing personal protective equipment such as masks and gloves as appropriate. Keys will be sanitised and a drop box available for hands free drop off. We have an payment portal available on our website so guests can pay their invoice online to avoid using the credit card terminal. We will have to remove areas of cross contamination so unfortunately that means no daily newspapers. Hand sanitiser will be available throughout the ground floor.
We will have signage around the building reminding you to keep your distance from fellow guests and staff members. We are introducing a one way system on the stairs and corridors to avoid you bumping into others. We ask that you follow the directions as much as possible to ensure physical distancing is maintained.
We will be increasing the frequency of both deep and general cleaning across the building, with a particular focus on high touch points. We will remove items from bedrooms such as spare bedding but this will still be available on request. During your stay we will not offer a daily housekeeping service in your room, unless requested, to minimise staff/guest contact.
The breakfast buffet will be removed and we will be offering a limited menu. We may need to allocate each guest a specific time for breakfast to ensure the Dining Room does not get too busy. We will continue to offer the use of the fridge, freezer and microwave in the Dining Room but will expect guests to use the sanitising products before and after use to keep themselves and fellow guests safe.
If you have any question please contact us. We look forward to seeing you again very soon.
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 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.