pipe and tobacco to England - the
legendary Sir Walter Raleigh,
landed gentleman, poet, soldier,
historian, politician, courtier, spy,
The Pipe Club of London was
formed in 1970 in association
with the late Pipe Club of Great
Britain with a view to encourage
the appreciation of quality pipes
and fine tobaccos, and, to
promote the interests of
members by offering them social
entertainment and educational
facilities connected with pipes
The Club is truly international in
scope, having approximately 300
members in 26 countries and
visitors to this website from 145
nations around the world.
Meetings are held at various
venues in and around the greater
London metropolitan area. Please
click on the Club Calendar tab for
specific venues, dates and times.
All pipe smokers whether novice
or expert, men or ladies are
welcome to attend. Activities
include tobacco tasting, talks
on pipes and tobaccos, pipe-
smoking competitions, visits
to pipe factories--and the
camaraderie of like-minded
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1. James J. Fox
● 2nd Tuesday of each month.
19 St. James's Street
London SW1A 1ES
Time: 6:00 ~ 8:00 pm
"Pipe Dreams" HERE
James J. FoxYouTube Channel: HERE
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2. The Swan
● 3rd Saturday of each
month - but always check our Club
Calendar for details of away events.
121 The High Road - Horndon-on-the-Hill
Time: 11:30 am
for a 12:00 pm
for a map.
Read online reviews for the pub HERE.
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● Under the aegis of the Queen, he
sailed thrice (first in 1578) to Virginia
in North America where he was instru-
mental in paving the way for future
English settlements (a thousand
pardons to our American friends).
It was, perhaps, on this first voyage
that he "discovered" tobacco (a
thousand pardons to our Native
American friends) and introduced it
to the royal court in England. (If you
missed Bob Newhart's comedic skit of
that event, click HERE.)
In 1591, Raleigh stole the heart of one
of the Queen's ladies, secretly married
her, and for that, the newlyweds weds
spent their three week ( ● at left)
F the Pipe Club of London were
to cast about for a patron saint,
none could be more fitting than
this dandy who introduced the
|● Saturday 15 August
The Swan - London - SS17 8LD
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smoking with our club's own
Right click HERE and "save"
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● The 2015 Club Pipe
● Tobacco Pouch (leather)
● Club Lapel Pin (enamel)
● Club Necktie
● Club Ball Point Pen
● Club Key Ring
● Club Car Window Sticker
Click HERE for photos of these
lovely items with prices and instructions
Note: Sorry. Only the club pipe and
DVD are available to non-members!
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|Sir Walter Raleigh
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c. 1554 - 29 October 1618
Raleigh's Pipe Pouch - 24.2 cm x 12 cm.
(9.5" x 4.7") Two clay pipes with silver
mounted extensions of bone & bamboo
and a bone & silver tamper. Inscriptions:
Initials W.R. 1617 in a heart. "Comes
meus fuit in illo miserrimo tempore" (He
was my companion during that very
unhappy time). Found in his cell in the
Tower of London after his execution.
© The Wallace Collection, London
● honeymoon in the Tower of London!
In 1594, seduced by tales of El
Dorado - the "City of Gold" in South
America, he set off to find it (a
thousand pardons to our Trinidadian
and Venezuelan friends).
James I, who succeeded Elizabeth,
detested Raleigh, and in 1603
accused him of treason and
sentenced him to death. This was
reduced, but Raleigh spent the next
12 years in the Tower of London
where he penned Volume I of his
"History of the World" (1614).
In 1617, he made a second voyage
in search of "The Golden Land." In
disobedience to the King, he
attacked the Spaniards (a thousand
pardons to our Spanish friends) and
his son was killed in battle.
King James was done with Raleigh,
and upon his return to England, his
death sentence was reinstated.
Alas, our would-be patron saint was
relieved of his head on 29 October
1618. R.I.P. Sir Walter.
(Memorials HERE and HERE.)
|Amore et Virtute - "by Love and Virtue"
Click to enlarge.
|The Bloody Tower - Raleigh's cell
|Click for an
As a young man, Raleigh busied
himself slaughtering Papal troops in
Ireland (a thousand pardons to our
Irish Catholic friends) and for that
attracted the attention of Queen
Elizabeth I who knighted him in
1585. ( ● at left)