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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

The Union Club

An important aspect of cultured male life in 19th century England was the club - a place where gentlemen could meet/dine/drink/sleep in private when visiting London from their country estates. Any student of history or historical fiction knows the importance of the club as a socio-economic nexus and whenever I drive past the Union Club I always imagine tycoons and behind-the-scenes power brokers dining there as they plan the future of the rest of us. Whether that is the case or not, the building and its location (adjacent to the Fairmont Empress Hotel) certainly suggest wealth, power and privilege. Here's a link to the Union Club website that you can explore and decide for yourself: https://www.unionclub.com/Home.aspx