International. Intergenerational. Interconnected.
We're a diverse group of women of all ages, celebrating international friendship, community service, and common ties that unite us all.
For more than 120 years, the American Women’s Club of London (AWC) has provided a warm community for expat women living in the greater London area. Newcomers and long-time residents alike enjoy camaraderie, connection and a busy calendar of social, cultural and educational activities, along with service projects through our partner charities.
We welcome both US and UK citizens, as well as women of every nationality. The AWC is proud to be a member of the Federation of International Women’s Associations in London (FIWAL) and a founding member of the Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas (FAWCO). By joining the AWC, you’ll automatically become a member of this wider network comprising more than 60 clubs in 30 countries worldwide.
Founded in 1899 by two dozen expat women, the American Women’s Club of London was dedicated to international friendship and “useful service” in their home away from home.
Distinguished early members included Lady Randolph Churchill, mother of Winston; Lady Nancy Astor, the first female Member of Parliament to take her seat in the House of Commons; and Lou Hoover, wife of Herbert, who served as President of the Girl Scouts of the USA before and after serving as the First Lady in the White House.
In 1931, Club President Mrs. Curtis Brown helped form the Federation of American Women’s Clubs Overseas (FAWCO) with the United Nations. She believed that expatriate American women could be effective in demonstrating tolerance, goodwill and generosity while living abroad. The AWC is still an active member of FAWCO and contributes greatly to its efforts here and abroad, forming links with American women worldwide.