The Royal Over-Seas League is dedicated to championing international friendship and understanding throughout the Commonwealth and beyond. A not-for-profit private members’ club, we’ve been bringing like-minded people together since our launch in 1910.

Today, we offer our members a warm welcome centred on our beautiful clubhouse in central London, and the chance to get involved in all kinds of social, cultural and education activities around the world.

ROSL is a self-funded organisation which operates under a Royal Charter and 'aims at promoting an enduring multi-racial fellowship pledged to the support of the Commonwealth and to the service of others and humanity at large.'  

Benefits include the use of our clubhouse in London, and the opportunity to visit over 100 reciprocal clubs around the world. ROSL members are also invited to attend a wide variety of events including tastings, dinners, cultural outings, concerts and art exhibitions.

Membership is open to all.

There is an arrangement for companies, charities and other organisations which would like a minimum of five of their staff to be members. Although each applicant is required to fill in a separate application form, the overall joining fee and annual subscription are usually paid by the company. To establish a company employer arrangement, please contact the Membership Team on +44 (0) 20 7408 0214 ext. 214/216 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upon receipt of a completed application form, membership will be processed within 5-7 working days.

The joining fee, which is applicable per household, is a one-off administration fee payable upon joining the club.

The membership year runs for 12 months from the month you begin. View our 2022 subscription rates and download an application form here.

ROSL operates a smart/casual dress code policy. The full dress code can be found here.

Members are asked to be considerate of others when making and receiving calls on mobile phones. Mobiles are not to be used in the bar, restaurant or drawing room.

There is limited parking available on a first come first serve basis.

As far in advance as possible. We recommend a minimum of three weeks on average.

In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel your accommodation booking a one-night fee will be charged, unless cancellation is received 48 hours prior to arrival (specifically cancellation is required before midday, two days prior to your arrival).

Children are welcome at Over-Seas House.

Members may invite guests to Over-Seas House. The name of each guest, together with the name of the member, is to be entered into the visitors log in the entrance hall. Members are responsible for their guests' behaviour and guests may not use the premises if unaccompanied by a member. Visitors not staying overnight are not admitted to bedroom floors except by special permission of the Duty Manager.

Our conference and events facilities are open for use by non-members, but members will always be given preference and a discounted rate when booking. For more information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wedding services may be conducted at Over-Seas House, and we also provide the perfect venue for a Wedding Reception or Anniversary. Please visit for more information.

ROSL premises are open to non-resident members daily from 8am until 11pm. There is a 24hr porter for those in residence. Office hours for general enquiries are Monday - Friday 9.30am until 5pm. The clubhouse is open over the Christmas period, but the Membership office is closed during that week.

Potential Members interested in seeing our beautiful listed London Clubhouse can book an appointment with the Membership Team. Please contact them on 020 7408 0214 ext. 215 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book an appointment.