The Club’s purpose is to provide premises in central London for the enjoyment of members and guests; and to foster a spirit of fellowship in accordance with its Quaker ethos.
We are a not-for-profit organisation with surplus funds being used to maintain and improve the building and to provide better facilities for those who use the Club.
Our employment and purchasing policies reflect our Quaker association. We seek to encourage community whilst respecting the individual’s privacy.
The Penn Club occupies 3 interlinking houses in an early Georgian terrace built in the 1800s and retains many of its original features.
Previous occupants of the building include Jane Franklin, wife of Sir John Franklin the polar explorer, and John Wyndham, author of several books including ‘Day of the Triffids’, who lived and wrote at the Club during the 1940s and 50s.
It offers comfortable overnight accommodation for both members and non-members and facilities for members to use during the day even when not staying.
Free wireless access is available throughout the building for guests with their own laptops. For those without a laptop, there is a computer that guests can access free of charge. A public telephone is also available and faxes can be sent and received at reception.