Pediment with Classical Figures over main entrance. The United Service Club by John Nash and Decimus Burton. 1828. Waterloo Place and Pall Mall.

Bas relief facing Waterloo Place. [Click on photograph to enlarge it.]

The club, which was originally founded for military officers who had fought in the Napoleonic Wars, now houses the Institute of Directors. According to Richard Saul Wurman, "while it is not as unforgetably beautiful as the Athenaeum opposite, it is handsome. The granite mounting block on Waterloo Place was put there by Wellington to help short men get on their horses" (51).

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