London Sketch Club

Hire of the Club

The London Sketch Club's facilities are available for use by private individuals and organizations on a one-off or on a regular basis for meetings, talks, dinners, concerts, parties, buffets and wedding receptions.

Minimum rental times are as follows:
Mornings 9.00am - 2.30pm
Afternoons 1.00 - 5.00pm
Evenings 6.00 - 10.00pm

Maximum number of guests at any one time: 60.

Private individuals and function organizers are invited to discuss their requirements with us.

For detailed information on hiring The London Sketch Club for specific events, click the appropriate link at the left of this page.

Hire Facilities

Studio Reception room

The rental area comprises a large and characterful reception room on the first floor of the premises. Rectangular in plan, the room is 34 ft 5 ins (10.5 m) long by 21 ft 10 ins (6.7 m) wide, with a 18 ft 9 ins (5.7 m) high coved ceiling. Large north-facing studio-type windows provide ample natural light.

A frieze of silhouettes of past and present members surrounds the room which features, amongst other curiosities, an original cell door from Newgate prison.


The Club bar, complete with painted pub sign entitled 'The Sketchers' Arms', connects with the room at one end. The adjoining stairwell features a full-height lamp post.


Ladies and gentlemen's lavatories are located on the ground floor. The long hallway doubles as a cloakroom.


We can arrange catering for you through a number of professional caterers who have been approved by the Club.

The Club has its own kitchen and those wishing to use their own caterers may do so, but you will be asked to pay a 10% commission as well as signing an agreement to take out insurance. We also charge corkage. A barman can usually be supplied.


Dilke street is a residential area. Guests should be mindful of this fact by ensuring that noise is kept to the minimum when leaving the premises late at night.

Rental enquiries & further information

Please contact Don Grant. 07709 025 369 or 020 7350 1434 - or e-mail him at

How to reach the Club

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Car parking

During weekdays, visitor parking is highly restricted. There are meter parking bays in Dilke Street and Royal Hospital Road nearby.

After 6.30 on weekdays, after 1.30 on Saturdays and all day on Sundays cars can be parked on single yellow lines in Tite Street, in other nearby streets and on the Embankment.


The London Sketch Club