The Royal Northern & University Club

A warm welcome and so much more

The Royal Northern & University Club has been part of the very fabric of the city for over 150 years, yet many of us have no idea of what lies beyond the entrance portico of the substantial granite premises on Albyn Place. 

The club goes back a long way, being founded in 1854, but has a modern outlook, superb facilities and is genuinely welcoming. Rather than the musty Victorian relic that TV and films might lead us to expect, you’ll find a lively, entertaining group of people from all walks of life. Nor is the club the preserve of elderly gents gently snoozing in leather armchairs. There are Members in their twenties and women have been admitted to membership since 2017. It’s a place of friendship, with a true sense of companionship that’s increasingly valuable in an online world. There are over fifteen club groups with interests ranging from cherished cars to film and theatre and gardening to golf and a full-sized snooker table available to Members.

The club is known for the excellence of its food, from hearty breakfasts to traditional dinners, fine dining and inventive vegetarian options. There are conference and meeting facilities available to hire and ten bedrooms offering superb accommodation. The club also has reciprocal arrangements with over 130 other clubs, from Helsinki to New Zealand, not to mention many of the fabulous London clubs, meaning you feel at home wherever you are in the world. 

Membership is by nomination and open to those over 21. For further information about membership or the facilities the Club has to offer, please contact Aidan McAleese, Club Secretary on 01224 583292, or 

9 Albyn Place, AB10 1YE

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