Cobden Club

cobdenThe Cobden Working Men’s Club and Institute was sitauated at 170-172 Kensal Road. Lord William Cobden, the Fabian philanthropist, established the club in 1882

It remained a social centre for the neighbourhood for more than 100 years. Amongst its cultural contributions was its hosting of Christmas kids’ parties – a big feature of many of the memories of older locals.

One of its claims to fame was that Bill Clinton played his saxophone there, when he was a student.

In the 21st cenutry, it briefly became a trendy nightclub but that in turn closed down in 2010. It was bought to be her home by Caprice Bourret, a model. The building is Grade II listed.

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