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Royal Air Force Club

(also known as RAF Club)

128 Piccadilly
Mayfair
London
W1J 7PY

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Premises Type

This is a club, which means that the bar may be only open to members.

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Opening Times

MondayMidday - Midnight
TuesdayMidday - Midnight
WednesdayMidday - Midnight
ThursdayMidday - Midnight
FridayMidday - Midnight
SaturdayMidday - Midnight
SundayMidday - 11.00 pm

Meal Times

12 - 9

About the Club

The club was founded in 1918 and the present clubhouse, situated very near Hyde Park Corner, was opened in 1922. Membership is primarily for past and present commissioned officers of the RAF and its associated nursing and reserve forces, plus those from Commonwealth and other friendly air forces. The building contains an extensive collection of aviation-themed paintings and memorabilia; note particularly the arched and vaulted corridor with its framed squadron badges, the paintings of flying Hurricanes and Spitfires, and the marvellous stained glass window.

Whilst the ground and first floor restaurants, bars (most with keg draught beer, but none with real ale) and function rooms retain much of their original appearance, the basement is completely contemporary. It houses the Running Horse Tavern, named after an eighteenth century pub which once occupied the site, a small room, decorated in mock-Tudor style and divided into booths. As well as several keg beers and a changing real ale, the permanent cask beer offered is, appropriately, Shepherd Neame's Spitfire! A short menu offers pub grub at modest prices. Opening hours etc shown above relate to this bar alone.

Please note that entry to the club - and therefore to the Running Horse Tavern - is restricted to its members and their guests.

Regular cask ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Shepherd Neame Spitfire

Changing cask ales

This pub serves 1 changing beer.

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Royal Air Force Club, London

Club Features

  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • Quiet Quiet Pub

Club Features

  • DisabledAccess Disabled Access
  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals

    Plus sandwiches until 11.30 Mon-Sat & 10 Sun.

  • Accommodation Accommodation

    93 bedrooms.

  • FunctionRoom Function Room

    Many in the club.

  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

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Royal Air Force Club

128 Piccadilly
Mayfair
London
W1J 7PY

Sat Nav Reference

51.50411, -0.148428

Transport

  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Underground Close to London Underground / Overground / DLR

Nearby Bus Routes (30m)

Various

Closest Station (1150m)

London Victoria

Nearby London Underground/Overground/DLR (300m)

Hyde Park Corner

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