Strangers Club, Norwich

Strangers Club, Norwich

The Strangers Club was founded in 1927 as an entertainment venue, primarily for out-of-towners who were strangers to the city. Members of the Strangers Club are mostly business professionals, doctors and lawyers. The club has hosted many notable names over the years, including Queen Mary.

The club was founded in the home of Augustine Steward, which was erected around 1540. Previously, the spot was occupied by a house built in 1303 for merchant John Butt. However, much of the neighborhood was burned to the ground in 1507, including the house. The only remainder of the 1303 home is an arch that leads to the Club terrace.

The club's location on Elm Hill makes it a popular spot for those hoping to catch a glimpse of a ghost. Elm Hill is thought to be one of the most haunted areas of the city with two ghosts who regularly roam. One makes its home inside the club.

The 1507 fire caused a family to be trapped inside the house previously owned by John Butt. While the father of the family was able to free his wife and children, he was lost to the flames. Patrons of the Stranger's Club often hear his footsteps in the attic.

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Strangers Club on Map

Sight Name: Strangers Club
Sight Location: Norwich, England (See walking tours in Norwich)
Sight Type: Disco/Nightclub
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