The Queen's Club, London
The Queen's Club is a private sporting club in West Kensington, London, England. The club hosts the prestigious annual Queen's Club Championships grass court men's lawn tennis tournament (currently known as the AEGON Championships for sponsorship reasons). It has 28 outdoor courts and eight indoor. With two courts, it is also the national headquarters of real tennis, hosting the British Open every year. The Queen's Club also has rackets, and squash courts; it has now become the headquarters for both these sports due to the Prince's Club closure in 1940.For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, London holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the The Queen's Club and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
Founded as The Queen's Club Limited on 19 August 1886 by Evan Charteris, George Francis and Algernon Grosvener, the Queen's Club was the world's second multipurpose sports complex, after the Prince's Club, and became the only one after the Prince's Club relocated to Knightsbridge and lost its outdoor sports facilities. The club is named after Queen Victoria, its first patron. On 19 May 1887 the first lawn tennis courts were opened and on 1–2 July 1887 the first sporting event was held when Oxford played Cambridge. The construction of the club buildings took about eighteen months and they were opened in January 1888. William Marshall, finalist of the inaugural 1877 Wimbledon Championships was the architect. Among the initial sports offered at the club were real tennis, Eton Fives, rackets, lawn tennis (grass courts and covered courts), football, rugby and athletics. Cricket was also played but not as an organized sport. The University Sports meeting between Cambridge and Oxford was held at the Queen's Club from 1888 to 1928.
The Queen's Club Reviews
Being a member, the tennis courts are great but the restaurant is also very special. A few dirty looks but that can be expected. The staff are lovely too. more »
Such a shame that this wonderful intimate tennis event has become a corporate jolly! Year on year it seems to grow and this year seats were just too close for comfort, we were there for 10 hours in ve... more »
an experience you must do at least once in your life... attending the Queen's men final. the location is outstanding! starting from the path that takes you from the tube's station till the Queen's gates you slowly by slowly feel the adrenaline raising. the courts are exactly what I have been watching on TV for yearsss!
A truly beautiful club, with wonderful facilities. Every visit feels very special indeed!
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