!!!!!!!! CLUB IS CLOSED until further notice !!!!!!!!!!

Due to the Coronavirus situation the Artisan Centre and Community Hall are closed.  

We will update this page when we know more - members will be contacted directly by email. 

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Our venue is the Artisan Centre within the Middlesex Street Estate, accessed via Gravel Lane on the right hand side of Middlesex St, 250 yards from the junction with Bishopsgate.   La Piazzetta Bistro & Baris on the nearest corner.  Stations are Liverpool St., Aldgate and Aldgate East.

Access is now via the Gravel Lane entrance (adjacent to JADS Hairdressing).  When you get to the GREEN 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.

The venue is available for use from 6pm to 10pm every Thursday.  Play should cease at 9.45 and the building vacated by 10pm. London league matches will start at 6.30pm and Middlesex league at 6.45pm

Coaching: Free, informal, one-to-one coaching is offered to members who are beginners or near-beginners.





















Gravel Lane Entrance - GREEN Door


The Metropolitan chess club is one of the oldest clubs in London.  It was founded in 1890 with the amalgamation of two existing clubs 'The Three Pawns' and 'The Monument'.

We currently have over 50 members and welcome new members of all abilities.  We have many teams in both the London and Middlesex Leagues, so players of all standards are always able to find a serious game if they want to. As we are based in a central location in the City of London , most of our matches are played at home or very nearby in the Barbican.  In addition, we have had a team in the 4NCL depending on interest.

If you are interested in joining our club, please feel free to come along to any of club nights (Thursdays), play a few games and speak to a member about joining.  Alternatively you can download and return the membership application form to the address shown on it.

The membership runs from the 1st October until the 30th September each year. If you join part way through the subscription year a pro rata subscription will apply.  There are also discounts available to those who have retired or on benefits.

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Click here for an application form