Gentlemen’s clubs, established in 18th century London, took over the role occupied by coffee houses and reached the height of their influence in the late 19th century. The first clubs, such as White’s; Brooks’s and Boodle’s, were aristocratic in flavour and provided an environment for gambling, which was illegal outside members-only establishments. They were regarded as a central part of elite men’s lives: a place of relaxation; an escape from female influence and family life. Once there, a gentleman would sink into a well-upholstered chair and relax with a drink and perhaps a cigar.
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