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The American Club was a London gentlemen's club, now dissolved. It was established to provide a centre for London's growing expatriate American community, with the inaugural meeting being held at the Savoy Hotel on 21 October 1918.

Shortly afterwards, it moved to its permanent home at 95 Piccadilly. As was typical for many such clubs, it remained only open to men, with a separate American Women's Club in London - attempts made by the AWM to amalgamate were repeatedly rebuffed. Anthony Lejeune noted in the 1970s that "the disappointing thing, to an English visitor, about the American Club is that it contains so little which is specifically American", citing its similarity to many similar London clubs. [1]

Suffering from declining membership, the club finally closed in the 1980s.

References

  1. ^ Anthony Lejeune, The Gentlemen's Clubs of London (Macdonald and Jane's, London, 1979) pp.20-5

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