The Early Years

The first meetings took place every Thursday evening in a pub and the membership fee was fixed at 1 shilling per month. Most of the members were young men in their 20s who had come to London to study or to train as businessmen, particularly in shipping, and only stayed in London a few years. The resident Norwegian colony, including the older gentlemen, were at first sceptical to the Klub but became involved after about 1900. In these early years, membership varied between 20-odd and about 50 members. Today it is around 150.

Women were originally only admitted as guests at Klub dinners and balls, but gained the right to become members themselves in 1982.