Help / FAQs

Q: What are the benefits of joining the Carlton Club?

A: Benefits include use of the facilities in the beautiful St James’s Street clubhouse, overnight accommodation and the ability to visit many reciprocal clubs around the world and attend wide variety of Club Events including political lunches, dinners and meetings with guest speakers.

Q: How do I join?

A: Candidates should be proposed and seconded by two existing Members who have themselves been Members for two years and have known you for two years. After consideration by the Scrutiny Committee, candidates’ names are entered into the Candidates’ Book where they must remain for at least two months before going forward for election. The procedure is the same for both UK and Overseas candidates. It is recommended that if you are interested in membership you contact Sandra Boffa, Membership Secretary,

Q: How much does membership cost?

A: Membership subscription rates can be obtained from the Membership Secretary, Sandra Boffa. 

 Q: May I use my mobile phone in the Club?

A: The use of mobile phones (switched to silent) is permitted in the Morning Room, from 9am – 5.30pm daily, and in the bedrooms.

Q: What is your location?

A: The Carlton Club is situated at 69 St James’s Street, London SW1A 1PJ.
A map is available here.
The nearest tube station is Green Park.

Q: Do you have parking?

A: We do not have our own parking, but it is usually possible to park in St James’s Street, St James’s Square or Pall Mall. Meters are in operation until 6.30 p.m. and you need a mobile phone to pay for parking. The congestion charge is in operation until 6 p.m.

Q: Do you allow children?

A: The Club Rules specify that “no child under the age of ten years shall be admitted to the Club without the consent of the Secretary.”

Q: Is it possible for non-members to hold a private event in the Club?

A: All events held at the Club must be sponsored by a Member with the exception of weekend events such as weddings.  Contact the Events Office on 020 7399 0903 or by email

Q: Can I attend an event as a non member?

A: Only as the guest of a member or by invitation to a private event.

Q: Can I hold my wedding at the Carlton Club?

A: The Club has a Civil Licence and weddings can be held at weekends throughout the year. Contact

Q: What are your opening hours?

A: The Club is open from 8.00 to 23.00 Monday to Friday, with 24 hour security.

Please refer to the dining room and bar pages for individual opening times.

Accommodation is open throughout the year for bookings.