About Us

Hi, and welcome to Hammersmith Chess Club.

Founded in 1962 we are a friendly and sociable club in W6 with over 200 active players, making us one of the largest clubs in London. We are also one of the most progressive and sociable clubs out there, so you’ll be made to feel very welcome no matter what your chess background, culture, or nationality!

We compete in a number of different leagues in Central and West London, providing all members with the opportunity to play regular games throughout the season. Former British Champion and International Grandmaster Julian Hodgson began his career at the club. You can read more about the Club’s history in this post.

We host a regular Club Night every Monday evening at the London Mindsports Centre near Ravenscourt Park tube station. Full details and how to get in touch can be found in the Contact section. Players of every level are welcome to join us for a game, a cup of tea, and a chat. If you like what you see, we have a variety of Membership options available.

We have a regular newsletter with updates, a blog written by club members, and the latest goings on at the club. You can sign up by entering your email address on the right hand side.

Best wishes, and enjoy your Chess!

The Chairman & Members.