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East India Club

(also known as East India, Devonshire, Sports & Public Schools' Club)

16 Saint James's Square
St James's

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This is a club, which means that the bar may be only open to members.

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East India Club

About the Club

Founded in 1849 for The East India Company’s senior employees, the club's original members, the subsequent loss of its Indian possessions ultimately led to mergers with the Sports Club in 1939, the Public Schools Club in 1972 and the Devonshire in 1976. Nowadays, the public school membership is the most important element. Public school leavers may join the club on advantageous terms, which helps ensure its future, and the club is described as one of the less snobby ones in central London with a much younger average membership-age than most. Sebastian Coe and Nigel Farage are both cited as current members.

The club is gentlemen-only membership, would-be lady members are directed to another club’s website. However, ladies are allowed into certain club rooms at certain times.

Numbers 16 & 17 were rebuilt in 1865 to the designs of Charles Lee, with two stories added in 1939. Club facilities include dining rooms, several bars including an American Bar, a library, card room and billiards room, and a gymnasium. The main dining room has portraits of India's British administrators and its military heroes. There are 66 bedrooms.

The club was rocked a few years ago by the theft of half a million pounds by one of its financial employees, described by the club secretary as an “unfortunate event”!

The real ale on offer is sold at what is described as a ridiculously low price!

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This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Fuller's London Pride

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Club Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available

Club Facilities

  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • Accommodation Accommodation

    66 bedrooms.

  • Events Events
  • FunctionRoom Function Room
  • Games Traditional Pub Games


  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • WiFi Wifi

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East India Club

16 Saint James's Square
St James's

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51.5071, -0.136455


  • <Station Close to Railway Station
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Station (850m)

London Charing Cross

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (400m)

Piccadilly Circus

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East India Club

16 Saint James's Square
St James's

Club Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Events
  • Function Room
  • Traditional Pub Games
  • Restaurant Area
  • Wifi
  • Close to Railway Station
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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