The Club provides opportunities for journalists and others interested in the media to meet and learn of new developments, debate the latest issues and explore our collective past as communicators. Our events are many and varied, from the purely social, such as our annual ball and our monthly drinks, to discussions on matters of importance not only to journalism, but to the furtherance and protection of free speech throughout the world.

We welcome as members past and present journalists, journalism students, printers, designers, cartoonists, producers and corporate communicators.

Details of the current Board and Officers of the Club are available here.

The old Press Club clubhouse

The London Press Club can trace its origins back to 28 October 1882 when George Augustus Sala, a prominent journalist, illustrator and cartoonist of his day, presided over the inaugural dinner at Anderton’s Hotel, Fleet Street. Many distinguished figures have been involved with the Club – a list of past officers is available here.