Following the announcement of a national lockdown, both clubhouses are now closed until further notice. Limited facilities are still available, please click here for further details.
Pall Mall’s Simms Centre provides you and your guests with a complete range of reliable business facilities and technology.
Packages include the following:
• Access to the Club concierge service including courier facilities from the Club’s own Royal Mail Post Office
• Meeting room hire with natural daylight for a full day
• Unlimited tea and coffee
• Bottles of still and sparkling water, replenished throughout the day
• Complimentary WiFi
• Lunch can be delivered to your office (upon request, chargeable)
• The option for your office team to enjoy a socially distanced meal in a Club restaurant
• A dedicated Simms Centre Team on hand to assist wherever possible
The Simms Centre is accessed via the bridge link from the second floor of the Pall Mall clubhouse.
Booking a Meeting Room or Hot Desk
To view the 2021 price list and terms and conditions, please click here.
To view long stay package details, please click here
Weekdays: 8.00am-7.00pm (staffed)
The Dress Code in the Simms Centre is casual on both weekdays and weekends whereby jackets and ties are not required, and members are permitted to be without a jacket and tie in transit to and from the Simms Centre.
Members are permitted to take coats and bags into the Simms Centre where a cloakroom is available for storage. Members are therefore permitted to take their coats and bags with them in transit to the Simms Centre.
Please click here to read full guidelines on the dress code at Pall Mall.
Simms Centre Menu
A new menu has been created for the Simms Centre by Executive Chef, Matthew Marshall, including new options for both vegetarians and vegans. If you would like to order a sandwich, please ask member of staff at the Simms Centre Reception desk.
Frederick Simms: Club Founder and Automobile Pioneer
The Simms Centre was named after the Club’s founder, Frederick Simms. A motor industry pioneer and prolific inventor, Mr Simms pushed the fledging British motor industry forward, coining the terms ‘petrol’ and ‘motor car’. Mr Simms founded the Royal Automobile Club in 1897 for everyone who loved the automobile industry.
An automobile career had begun for Frederick Simms in 1890 when he purchased the rights to use and manufacture the Daimler high-speed petrol engine in England. These engines paved the way for the start-up of the British motor industry, influencing Mr Simms to form the Daimler Motor Syndicate Limited, in 1893, to become England’s first motor company.
Frederick Simms continued his legacy in the British motoring industry and in 1900 set up Simms Manufacturing Company Limited. The firm made Simms-Welbeck cars, marine engines, fire engines and military vehicles, including the first motor quadricycle equipped with a Maxim machine gun. Mr Simms also invented the Simms-Bosch magneto electric ignition, the first rubber automobile bumper and the first prototype automobile indicator signal.