Venues

The club plays in three different leagues, with half the games at home at the Chiswick Town Hall, and half the games away at other clubs. In order to help you find the away venues, some information on each is set out below. Chess club venues can change at short notice, so although I have given addresses here I have included links to each club website, which should always be up to date. If you spot any changes or errors please contact Andy Hayler.

Central London League

Most Central London league chess is played at Pimlico Chess Club; in 2018 this moved to

The Community Centre underneath Morgan House, Lillington Gardens Estate, off Vauxhall bridge Road SW1V 2LF. The nearest tube is Pimlico, but it is also around a ten minute walk from Victoria station. If coming from Victoria then Morgan House (a block of flats) is on the right, just after Charlwood Street. You walk down a ramp and there is a gap under the building. Follow this, and straight ahead is a sign saying "Community Centre".

Other venues are as follows.

Athenaeum chess club

Dudley Court, Tenants' Hall, 36 Endell Street, London WC2. Dial 100 and press "Enter" on the security system at the entrance. Someone will open the door or come and meet you. Once inside, go through the lift lobby, turn right, and the venue is the second door on the right. The nearest tube is Covent Garden, but Tottenham Court Road, Holborn and Charing Cross are all within 10 minutes' walking distance.

Greater London chess club

Venue. Lower Vestry House, St George's Church, 6-7 Little Russell Street, WC1A 2HR.

London Deaf chess club

Their website says 38 Ebury Street, SW1W 0LU but this is wrong. It is actually 34 Grosvenor Gardens, which is nearby. The nearest tube station is Victoria. Note that the north-east end of what is marked as Ebury street is actually Grosvenor Gardens, which can be quite confusing. From Victoria Street keep walking west from Victoria Station until you see a grassy triangle. 34 Grosvenor Gardens is on the corner, a few yards after the turning into Ebury Street from Victoria Street. It is actually less than a 5 minute walk from the station but is easily missed. The venue is on the ground floor on the left of the entrance, which is up a short flight of stone steps. The room is visible from the street, and it may be easiest to just bang on the window until someone notices you, as the buzzer label that used to mark the room has now been removed. The moral is: allow a bit of extra time to find the place.

Cavendish Chess club

Millman Street Community Centre,30 Millman Street, WC1N 3EW. Take passage between houses about halfway along the east side).

There is also Golden Lane. Community Centre, Golden Lane Estate, Golden Lane EC1. Nearest tube: Barbican. On exiting the tube cross the road by the traffic lights ahead, turn immediately left, and 150 yards ahead turn right past the Shakespeare pub. The community centre is more or less straight ahead in the centre of the estate.

Middlesex League

Captain - Colum Jezierski colum@c-j-a.co.uk

Ealing chess club

Note the recently changed venue, the Sports Bar of The Old Sports Club, Gunnersbury Drive (off Popes Lane), Ealing, London W5 4LL.

Enfield chess club

Venue. 36 Holtwhites Hill, Enfield EN2 0RX

Hackney chess club

Venue The Rochester Castle, 145 High street. Stoke Newington, N16 0NY

Harrow chess club

Note new 2018 venue is Harrow High School, Dining Hall, Gayton Road, Harrow HA1 2JG and no longer the former venue of Victoria Hall, Sheepcote Road, Harrow, HA1 2JE. Be aware that the venue is NOT the obvious main school building near the entrance that is in the picture on the Harrow club web site. Instead, from there head right along some parking area until you see a tunnel on your left. Walk through and ahead of you is the school canteen, which is where the chess is.

Hammersmith chess club

Venue

Lytton community hall, North End Crescent, North End Road, Kensington W14 8 TE

Hendon chess club

Venue Golders Green Unitarians Church, 31½ Hoop Lane Golders Green, London NW11 8BS

Kings Head club

Venue. The Carpenters Arms, 12 Seymour Place, W1H 7NE (nearest tube Marble Arch)

(Note this is a new venue as of January 2015; it was Exmouth Arms, 1 Starcross Street, London W1 2HR)

Metropolitan chess club

Venue Middlesex Community Centre which is situated in Petticoat Square (E1 7EA) on the right hand side of Middlesex St, 250 yards from the junction with Bishopsgate. Nearest Stations are Liverpool St., Aldgate and Aldgate East. Access is via the Gravel Lane entrance (adjacent to Love’s Café). When you get to the blue door type 101 and press CALL - someone from the club will respond and buzz you in. You should take the lift to the first floor and turn left directly in to the new hall.

Muswell Hill chess club

Venue Tetherdown United Reformed Church , Tetherdown, Muswell Hill, N10 1ND. A 20 minute walk from Highgate or East Finchley tube stations. From Highgate Tube bus 43 or 134 will get you there in 5 minutes, once a bus actually arrives.

Hillingdon League

Captain -Russ Campbell russellccampbell@btinternet.com

Ealing chess club - see above.

Greenford chess club

Venue Greenford British Legion Club, 162 Oldfield Lane South, Greenford

Harrow chess club

See above.

Hatch End chess club

Venue.

Hatch End Free Church (Baptist), Rowlands Avenue, Hatch End, HA5 4DZ Middlesex

Uxbridge (was called Hayes) chess club

Venue. 8 Wellington Road, Uxbridge, UB8 2AP. Hayes Chess Club is located on the edge of Uxbridge town centre in Wellington Road. It is easily accessible from central Uxbridge, and is close to the M40, M25 and A312. The club is on the right at the end of Wellington Road. It is next to the River Frays, and you can park anywhere, including in the car park over the river.

Central London League

Captain Colum Jezierski colum@c-j-a.co.uk

Pimlico Chess club. This moved in October 2018. It is now Morgan House.

Community Centre underneath Morgan House, off Vauxhall bridge Road SW1V 2LF.

TFL Chess club - The London Underground HQ, 55 Broadway, SW1H 0BD (at St James Park tube)

Kings College London - James Clerk Maxwell Building Room G16, 137 Stamford St, Lambeth, London SE1 9NN (Waterloo tube)