DNK is Founded

DNK was founded in 1887 on 17th May, Norway’s Constitution Day. It is the oldest club of its kind in the UK and is still an important meeting place for the Norwegian community in London. The Klub owes its existence to a dozen young Norwegians who were celebrating their national day in a bar that year. When, at closing time, they were told they could stay only if they were representing a private club, one of the participants had the presence of mind to declare, “Well, we represent the Norwegian Club in London.” They jotted down some articles of association on a piece of paper , which they all signed, and that allowed them to carry on drinking – and Den Norske Klub was born.