- Capacity: Guests: 350
- Spaces: Boardroom, Churchill's Bar, Gladstone Library, Reading & Writing Room, The Cellar, The Meston Suite, The River Room, The Whitehall Reception, The Whitehall Suite
- Facilities: Churchill's Bar, Free WiFi, Lighting & Production Including AV
- Food and Beverage: Artisan, British Cuisine, Contemporary Cuisine, Fine Food
- Events: Awards Dinners, Balls, Banquets, Board Meetings, Business Meetings, Celebrations, Charity Events, Christmas Parties, Christmas Parties London, Conferences, Corporate Functions, Corporate Incentives, Engagement Parties, Fashion Shows, Gala Dinners, Lunches, Press Conferences, Private Dining, Product Launches, Receptions, Spring Events, Weddings
- Decor: Antique Furnishings, Art Deco, Classic, Elegant, Faience tiles, Fireplaces, Luxurious, Neo-Gothic, Traditional, Wood Panelling
- Extras: Concierge, Dedicated Event Coordinator, Event Production, Pastry Chefs
- Recognition: 2 AA Rosettes, A Member Of Prestigious Venues, Prestigious Star Awards Winner 2014, Tea Guild Member And 2012 & 2013 Award-Winner For High Tea, Winner in Prestigious Star Awards 2015, Winner of TripAdvisor's Certificate Of Excellence 2013
Established as the National Liberal Club this grand building with period decor is now available to hire for private and corporate events. The Gladstone Library along with The Reading and Writing Rooms are the stand out spaces, perfect for a variety of events including gala dinners, weddings, corporate balls, conferences and receptions. Now annexed to 5-star hotel The Royal Horseguards, guests at One Whitehall are treated to culinary delights by a team of talented chefs.
One Whitehall Place is an impressive and historic venue located on the Embankment in central London. The National Liberal Club (NLC), was established on the site by William Ewart Gladstone in 1884 for the purpose of providing club facilities for Liberal Party campaigners. This striking neo-Gothic building overlooking the River Thames is the second-largest clubhouse ever built. Designed by Alfred Waterhouse, it was completed in 1887. One Whitehall Place is now part of The Royal Horseguards Hotel.
One Whitehall Place retains its original decor of magnificent tiled pillars, fireplaces, high ceilings and glittering chandeliers, creating a truly memorable setting for events. With its period decor, grand marble staircase and spectacular views over the Thames it is a truly magnificent setting for gala dinners, weddings and receptions. The Gladstone library is One Whitehall's most impressive space. This unique space lined floor to ceiling with replica books, accommodates up to 300 people in theatre style and can also be used in conjunction with the adjoining Reading and Writing Room. The windows of the stunning Reading and Writing Room provide enviable views of modern day London, looking out across the river to the South Bank. The space can accommodate 120 people seated and is perfect for banquets, board meetings, conferences and weddings.
The remarkable Whitehall Suite is a mirror of the Gladstone library directly above it. Built as the club's Billiards room, the walls still retain striking Faience tiles. The room can comfortably accommodate 240 people in theatre style; making it perfect for Christmas parties, product launches and receptions. Churchill's Bar, a secret space in One Whitehall, is a private and intimate venue that once watered the likes of H.H Asquith, Lloyd George and Churchill himself. Ideal for a pre dinner reception, corporate function or celebration, this is a little known space that's not to be missed. The Meston Suite and River Room are ideal for more intimate functions with seating for up to 70. Floor to ceiling windows command an impressive view of the original Ministry of Defence or out across Victoria Embankment and the river, creating a space for private dining or smaller receptions.
The National Liberal Club or NLC was established by Gladstone in 1884 as a space for himself and his followers to launch their political campaigns. The foundation stone in its cellars was laid by William Gladstone himself, one of five Club members who went on to serve as Prime Minister. Winston Churchill is one of the clubs most famous members.
It was the first London building to incorporate a lift, and the first to be entirely lit throughout by electric lighting. To provide its electricity, the Whitehall Supply Co. Ltd. was incorporated in 1887, being based underneath the club's raised terrace. By the time the supply opened in 1888, it had been bought by the expanding Metropolitan Electricity Supply Co. NLC members were so enamoured with the modern wonder of electric lighting that the original chandeliers featured bare light bulbs, whose distinctive hue was much prized at the time.
The club's wine cellar was converted from a trench dug in 1865, intended to be the Waterloo and Whitehall Railway, stretching from Scotland Yard to Waterloo station, which planned to carry freight that would have been powered by air pressure; digging was abandoned in 1868, and when the company wound up in 1882, the National Liberal Club adapted the tunnel to its present use.
During the blitz in World War II, the building sustained a direct hit by a Luftwaffe bomb causing considerable damage to the central staircase. The historic building continues to be used by politicians as a critical meeting place and was the needed venue for a prominent meeting last autumn between the Treasury and a number of British banks.