Become part of a
global  membership

The Royal Over-Seas League was founded in 1910 on the principles of equality and egality. Sir Evelyn Wrench’s vision to create a global community that promoted international friendship and understanding is reflected in our membership today with roughly half residing in the UK and half overseas.

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Benefits of Membership

Benefits of Membership

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    Over-Seas House,
    Our historic clubhouse

    Enjoy access to our Grade I listed clubhouse and garden in St James’s. Network, convene and socialise amongst like-minded members in a multitude of elegantly restored spaces in the heart of London.

    Learn more about the clubhouse

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    Exceptional dining & hospitality

    Enjoy 5* seasonal dining & handpicked wines in our art deco 1910 Dining Room, classic cocktails in the Duke of York Bar and, over the summer months, dining in the Brabourne Room, tranquil Garden & Terrace.

    Learn more about Club dining

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    Stay in the heart of historic St James’s

    Access to over 80 bedrooms, many with Westminster or Green Park views. Four guest passes are issued per year, which means that you can book a separate bedroom for friends or family to enjoy a stay at Over-Seas House.

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    A world of social & cultural events

    Enjoy an annual member social calendar packed with cultural, culinary and speaker events. Stay up to date with issues of global interest with our Public Affairs series and Annual Lecture.

    View our calendar of events

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    A global network

    An organisation founded on the principles of international friendship and collaboration, today ROSL offers access to over 100 reciprocal clubs around the globe along with the opportunity to join overseas Branches and members groups.

    Browse our reciprocal clubs

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    First class music & arts

    With our diverse annual arts programme, ROSL offers members the opportunity to support the brightest artistic talent at internationally renowned competitions and exhibitions at the only Club in London with professional concert and performance facilities.

    More about Arts

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    Member events, meetings & celebrations

    With a multitude of stunning event spaces, members benefit from preferential rates on venue hire for exclusive private dining and events and a complimentary event planning service for private member functions.

    View our private dining & events options

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    An international outlook

    Established in 1915, the organisation’s quarterly magazine, Overseas focusses on a variety of international subjects and issues, news and events. Available in the clubhouse and online, along with our digital archive stretching back many years.

    Browse the current edition

Club Rules

We like to make everyone’s visit to the clubhouse as enjoyable as possible, so we have a few simple rules and dress code we require all members, guests and visitors to follow.

Members and their guests are requested to dress in a manner consistent with the character and standing of ROSL. Please note the dress code applies to anyone aged twelve and above.

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Dress Code

Members and their guests are asked to wear smart casual clothing while enjoying the Club’s facilities. National/traditional dress equivalents are always welcome.

Organisations or individuals hiring ROSL’s facilities are expected to observe our dress standards.

Coats, outdoor garments, and large bags are to be left in the cloakroom.

Members and guests wishing to take exercise outside may pass through the public spaces of the Club in sportswear but should not linger. Sportswear is not permitted at any time. The following items of clothing are not permitted in the Club at any time:

• torn, dirty, bleached or distressed clothing (by design or otherwise)
• shorts (including fitted shorts)
• sportswear and sports shoes – including rugby or football shirts
• vests, t-shirts or any collarless shirt unless covered by a suitable over garment
• flip-flops, Crocs, ‘Ugg’ style boots or casual sandals (smart sandals are permitted)
• dirty or distressed footwear or trainers (clean, smart trainers are allowed)
• clothing or footwear which displays a logo or slogan which may cause offence
• clothing which is inappropriately revealing
• baseball caps are not permitted at any time; however hats are permitted in the Garden

Jackets are encouraged to be worn by gentlemen in the 1910 Dining Room when dining in the evening.

The Club reserves the right in its sole discretion to determine on a case-by-case basis what is or is not appropriate attire.

Staying at the Club

Cancellations must be received by noon 48 hours prior to the arrival date. The Member will otherwise be liable for the full charge for one night. For stays over 10 nights a different cancellation policy applies. Please contact the reservations team for further information.

Members are asked to vacate and remove luggage from bedrooms before 11am on the day of departure and hand their key to Reception. The cost of the room for the ensuing night may otherwise be charged.

Members are requested to settle all accounts in full on the morning of the day of departure. In the case of an extended stay Reception staff will present the account weekly for payment. No credit will be granted.

Members are liable for the cost of any damage they cause to ROSL property.

Members staying or visiting the Clubhouse are permitted to park in the designated parking bays on a first-come-first-served basis. One disabled bay is also available. ROSL management reserves the right to restrict parking spaces at their discretion and Members are required to leave the keys to their vehicle with Reception.

Use of mobile devices, laptops & tablets

Members are reminded that ROSL is a Social Club. Members are kindly requested not to hold business meetings in the public areas or Garden, nor use events spaces without a prior booking. Members can book private meeting rooms through the Events Team.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the Clubhouse. The password is available at Reception.

Members and guests are welcome to use their mobile telephones and tablets in the Clubhouse but are requested to place them on ‘silent’ or ‘vibration’ mode on entering the Clubhouse.

Laptops can only be used in the Central Lounge and Mountbatten Room. Users are requested to ensure that keyboard ‘clicks’ and notifications are switched off.

Telephone calls can only be made and received in the Central Lounge and the Garden. Please be considerate to other Members when making such calls.

Zoom calls are only permissible in the Central Lounge and must be conducted quietly and considerately with earphones/headsets.

Your global network

Membership opens up an extensive global network for business or leisure.

Join the Club and benefit from the use of over 100 reciprocal clubs overseas in Europe, the Commonwealth and beyond.

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Stay in touch

Keep up to date with clubhouse news, views and events via Overseas Journal. Members also receive regular e-newsletters and event updates.

Visit the members’ portal to ensure your details are always current

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ROSL is unique in providing so much more than a clubhouse.