Pall Mall’s Simms Centre provides you and your guests with a complete range of reliable business facilities and technology, including:
• 16 complimentary hot desks
• Range of private meeting rooms to accommodate between two and 14 people
• 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.
Click here to view the 2019 price list.
Members can book a meeting room for themselves and their guests. Please read over the Club’s terms and conditions.
To book a meeting for a guest, a sponsorship form must be completed.
For more information or to book a meeting room, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Weekdays: 8.00am to 11.00pm (staffed from 8.00am to 7.00pm)
Weekends: 9.00am to 6.00pm (not staffed)
Telephone: 020 7747 3349
The Simms Centre follows the same dress code as the rest of the clubhouse, with smart attire required during the week and casual dress permitted at weekends. Gentlemen’s jackets may be removed when at a desk or in a meeting room.
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.