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.




It is with great regret that we have decided to temporarily close The Penn Club due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The Penn Club will be closed initially until Thursday 30th April although the closure period may need to be extended. 

We are thankful for all the support we have received from Club members and guests and from our wonderful staff team. Though we cannot know the future and live in uncertain times we aim to be open again just as soon as possible. Hoping you all remain safe and healthy at this time.

At times like this, we all need something to look forward to, so we will be dreaming of celebrating the re-opening the Club and continuing the 100 years of service we cherish. We sincerely hope that you will be there with us in better times.

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.