What is the Royal Over-Seas League?
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.
What are the benefits of joining the Royal Over-Seas League?
The Royal Over-Seas League offers a range of member benefits. Please visit https://www.rosl.org.uk/benefits to find out more
How much does membership cost?
Membership runs for a 12 month period from the 1st of January. Your membership will be pro-rated from the date that you join for the remainder of the year. A joining fee is payable if your membership lapses for more than 12 months.Membership is determined by geographical location. Please see the membership fee classes https://www.rosl.org.uk/join
What is the dress code?
Members and their guests are requested to dress in a manner consistent with the character and standing of ROSL. Members and their guests are asked to wear smart casual clothing while enjoying the Club’s facilities. National/ traditional dress equivalents are always welcome. Jackets are encouraged to be worn by gentlemen in the 1910 Dining Room in the evening.The following items of clothing are not permitted in public area s of the Club at any time: torn, dirty, bleached or distressed clothes or footwear; vests, t-shirts or any collarless shirt unless covered by a suitable over garment, flip-flops or crocs, shorts, sportswear or sports trainers or any clothing likely to cause offence. Members and guests wishing to take exercise outside may pass through the public space of the Club in sportswear, however, should not linger. Sportwear is not permitted in any of the public rooms at any time. Coats, outdoor garments, and large bags are to be left in the cloakroom.
May I use my mobile phone in the club?
These should be placed on 'silent' or 'vibration' mode when entering the clubhouse. Users are requested to ensure that keyboard 'clicks' are switched off. Please be sensitive to other members and guests when talking on mobile phones in public spaces and the garden. Members and guests are asked not to receive or make calls in the Drawing Room, Mountbatten Room, Bar, or dining facilities of the clubhouse. Zoom calls are only permissable in the Central Lounge and must be conducted with earphones/headsets.
Do you have parking?
There is limited parking available on a first come first served basis. A disabled parking space is available for blue bags holders that can booked in advance through the concierge team.
How far in advance do you recommend booking a room?
It is recommended to book at least three weeks in advance.
What is your cancellation policy?
In the unfortunate event of you needing to cancel or amend the booking, a one-night cancellation fee will be applied, unlessthe cancellation is received by noon 48 hours prior to your arrival date. Please note that all amendments and/or cancellations must be confirmed in writing or by email. Telephone cancellations will not be accepted.
Do you allow children?
Children of all ages are welcome at Over-Seas House and parents or other supervising adults are entirely responsible for their good behaviour.
May I bring guests?
Members are welcome to bring up to six guests to Over-Seas House at any one time. The name and address of each guest, together with the name of the Member, shall be entered at Reception on arrival. Members are responsible for their guests’ behaviour and guests may not use the premises if unaccompanied by a Member.
Is it possible for non-members to host a private event/conference at the Club?
Can I hold my wedding at Over-Seas House?
What are your opening hours?
Over-Seas House is open to non-resident Members daily from 8am to 11pm, or as otherwise notified from time to time.