A meeting place for gentlemen who had travelled abroad, their foreign visitors and diplomats posted in London.
The Travellers Club was founded in 1819 and moved to its present purpose-built clubhouse, designed by Charles Barry, in 1832. The Club has many foreign Ambassadors and High Commissioners in London among its members.
Throughout the Club's existence distinguished members of the Diplomatic Service, the Home Civil Service, and the Armed Forces have come to the Travellers Club, while other professions have increasingly been added to the membership, as international travel has become part of the working life of a wider and wider range of occupations.
The Club maintains reciprocal arrangements with some 140 clubs across the world.