Penn Club, London

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The Penn Club is a private members' club in Bloomsbury in central London. It was established in 1920 and has strong bonds with the Quaker community.

Location[edit]

The club is housed in three Georgian houses at 21–23 Bedford Place, just off Russell Square.

History[edit]

The Penn Club was established in 1920 with surplus funds left over from the Friends Ambulance Unit, active during World War I. The club maintains a considerable collection of books and resources on Quaker traditions and customs.

Famous Residents[edit]

The novelist John Wyndham[1] and his fiancée[2] lived there for several years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Wyndham Parkes Lucas Beynon Harris", Book drum (author profile), Wyndham had been living in the Penn Club in Bedford Place .
  2. ^ Ketterer, David (Nov 2009), "Introduction: a ground-breaking cloned Nazis thriller", Plan for Chaos, Grace Isobel Wilson (who had occupied room 44 next door to his room 45 in the Penn Club .

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Coordinates: 51°31′14″N 0°7′30″W / 51.52056°N 0.12500°W / 51.52056; -0.12500