King George VI noted the outstanding service of the the Irish people to the war effort – both in the British Army and on the “Home front”. He wanted to provide tangible gratitude for this service. Consequently, in 1950, he suggested to the Duke of Westminster that the Grosvenor Estate should make premises available to the Club on favourable terms. The Duke of Westminster responded by providing superb premises in the heart of Belgravia.
The premises consisted of a main building at 82 Eaton Square which provided not only quality dining and entertainment facilities, but also residential accommodation. The premises were to continue as the Club’s home until 2003.
I was asked to advise on the decoration of the interior.
The building has now been converted back into a private residence – see details here.
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