is a London dining club
founded in 1812. It was founded by the British diplomat Stratford Canning
as a meeting place free from the violence of political controversy. The club had no premises but met at Grillion's Hotel on Albemarle Street
, from which it took its name. Later it would meet at the Hotel Cecil
. The club met weekly during parliamentary session.
In the 19th and early 20th centuries, many leading statesmen belonged to the club, including prime ministers Gladstone, Salisbury, Balfour, Asquith, and Baldwin.