The Simms Centre at Pall Mall is now open and accepting bookings for meeting rooms and hot desks. Bookings are mandatory and can be made via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Use will initially be limited to nine hot desks with meeting rooms accommodating up to two people. Under current Government guidance, we can only book a meeting room for a maximum of two people from different households at this time.
Pall Mall’s Simms Centre provides you and your guests with a complete range of reliable business facilities and technology, including:
• Nine complimentary hot desks allocated for a maximum of two hours (pre-booking required)
• Range of private meeting rooms
• Large presentation suite with projection facilities and blackout screens
• Wireless connection
• Printing and photocopying service
• Receptionist assistance
• Use of chargers and adaptors
The Simms Centre is accessed via the bridge link from the second floor of the Pall Mall clubhouse.
Booking a Meeting Room or a Hot Desk
To view the 2020 price list and terms and conditions, please click here.
For more information or to book a meeting room or a hot desk, please telephone: 020 7747 3349 or email email@example.com.
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.
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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.