Monday, August 28
Almack's Assembly Rooms
The patronesses of Almack's Assembly Rooms on King Street near St. James's Park could make or break one socially, although the food they served left something to be desired.
The Great Metropolis was written in 1837 by James Grant, a member of Almack's. In a chapter in his book, he discusses Almack's origin and impact on Society.
Find another description of Almack's here.
And more information on Wikipedia.
Find a detailed, if dry, description of Almack's on King Street on this British History Online site.
Finally, want to have some fun? Find a detailed, erudite description of the history of Almack's on Almack's Online Gaming Club. You can even join the club and play bridge or backgammon! There are privileged rates for hereditary peers. (You must live in an area where gaming is allowed.)