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Over-Seas House | Our Grade I listed Home

15 March 2024

The amalgamation of Rutland House and Vernon House, with the addition of the Westminster Wing in 1937, today hosts dining, events, exhibitions, concerts and overnight stays for the benefit of the Club’s members and guests. Each building has its own distinct character and features.

The oldest, Rutland House, dates from 1734 and was designed by esteemed architect James Gibbs in classical Georgian ‘Palladian’ style popular at the time. Rutland House is of the highest heritage significance as the only remaining London town house by Gibbs. Vernon House, notable as the largest property on Park Place, was rebuilt in 1835 and again in 1905 following a fire, and named after Admiral Edward Vernon (1684-1757), whose aristocratic family resided here during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Heritage Sketch of New Building overlooking Vernon House London
Sketch of new Westminster Wing
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Second World War Bomb Damage to Vernon House
Gibbs Staircase
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Sir Evelyn Wrench
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Wrench Room Chandelier
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Gibbs Staircase

Finally, the Art Deco Westminster Wing, the most stylised area within Over-Seas House, incorporates the entrance to Six Park Place, which is the Club’s conference and events space, and houses the Princess Alexandra Concert Hall, the Hall of India & Pakistan and 1910 Dining Room.

Today, Over-Seas House is full of life. Sympathetic refurbishments and investment in the Grade I listed clubhouse are ongoing with stunning interior design bringing renewed radiance to historic features and classic architecture for future generations of members.

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