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Royal Air Force Club

(also known as RAF Club)

128 Piccadilly

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Premises Type

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

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Opening Times


MondayNoon - Midnight
TuesdayNoon - Midnight
WednesdayNoon - Midnight
ThursdayNoon - Midnight
FridayNoon - Midnight
SaturdayNoon - Midnight
SundayNoon - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

Mon - Sun noon - 9pm


Royal Air Force Club

About the Club

The club was founded in 1918 and the present clubhouse, situated very near Hyde Park Corner, was opened in 1922. Membership is primarily for past and present commissioned officers of the RAF and its associated nursing and reserve forces, plus those from Commonwealth and other friendly air forces. The building contains an extensive collection of aviation-themed paintings and memorabilia; note particularly the arched and vaulted corridor with its framed squadron badges, the paintings of flying Hurricanes and Spitfires, and the marvellous stained glass window.

Whilst the ground and first floor restaurants, bars (most with keg draught beer, but none with real ale) and function rooms retain much of their original appearance, the basement is completely contemporary. It houses the Running Horse Tavern, named after an eighteenth century pub which once occupied the site, a small room, decorated in mock-Tudor style and divided into booths. As well as several keg beers and a changing real ale, the permanent cask beer offered is, appropriately, Shepherd Neame's Spitfire! A short menu offers pub grub at modest prices. Opening hours etc shown above relate to this bar alone.

Please note that entry to the club - and therefore to the Running Horse Tavern - is restricted to its members and their guests.

Historic Interest

Grade II listed, Historic England ref 1265671.

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Shepherd Neame Spitfire

Changing ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

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Club Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Club Facilities

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Plus sandwiches until 11.30 Mon-Sat & 10 Sun.

  • Accommodation Accommodation

    93 bedrooms.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Many in the club.

  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

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Royal Air Force Club

128 Piccadilly

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51.50411, -0.148428


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Nearby Bus Routes (30m)


Closest Station (1150m)

London Victoria

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (300m)

Hyde Park Corner

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Royal Air Force Club

128 Piccadilly

Club Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Pub
  • Disabled Access
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Accommodation
  • Function Room
  • Restaurant Area
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

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