One of the oldest clubs in London, it was founded in 1890. Having over 50 members it welcomes new members of all abilities. They field many teams for both the London and Middlesex leagues, so members can always find a serious game if they want to. Club night is Thursday 6pm-10pm at the Artisan Centre (Gravel Lane, of Middlesex Street, E1). Free informal one-to-one coaching is offered for beginners or near-beginners.
http://metchess.org/joomla3/ Tubes: Liverpool Street, Aldgate, Aldgate East