The Club

The majority of the City’s 25 wards have their own Ward Clubs.

Our Club was founded in 1909 by Sir Thomas Vansittart Bowater Bt, Lord Mayor 1913/14 and for many years a Member of Parliament for the City of London. Historically the Club’s objectives lay in protecting the ward’s interests and enabling members to meet their elected representatives in the City of London Corporation. The ward’s current councillors are Alderwoman Martha Grekos and eight Common Councillors. Electors must live or pay rates in the Ward or represent an active business within the Ward area. 


The Club arranges about seven or eight functions each year. Recent visits have included those to the Royal Opera House, Bank of England, Mansion House, Houses of Parliament, Somerset House, Spencer House, the V & A Museum, Old Bailey, London Transport Museum, British Library, London Eye, Vinopolis, Tate Gallery at Bankside, Museum of Garden History, Bridewell Theatre and newly restored Sadlers Wells Theatre.

Membership of the Ward Club is open to anyone with a connection with the Ward or interested in City affairs and heritage. The Club’s activities are now mainly centred around social gatherings including informative talks, theatre trips, wide-ranging visits to places of interest, an annual dinner normally held in one of the City’s Livery Halls, an occasional lunch in Guildhall and an annual Carol Service in the Wren Church of St. Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe located in the Ward.

OFFICERS 2024-2025

 President  Alderwoman Martha Grekos
 Vice President  Deputy Alpa Raja CC
 Chair  Jackie Williams
 Deputy Chair  Sushil Saluja
 Hon Treasurer  John Latham
 Hon Secretary  George Godfrey
 Social Secretary  Kevin Doran
 Public Relations Officer  Graham Packham CC
 President Emeritus  Ian D Luder
 Vice President Emerita  Catherine McGuinness CC


 Members of the Court  of Common Council  Henrika Priest CC

 John Griffiths CC

 Co-opted Member  The Venerable Luke Miller
 Rector St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe
 Official Committee Members  Steve Gardner (5th year)

 Virginia Hopson (4th year)

 Navtam Gosai (2nd year) 

 Cliona O’Tuama (1st year)

 Elected Members  Michael Tickner (5th year) 

 Tony Gunn (4th year)

 Debra Witt (1st year)


Past Presidents and Club Chairs