Who we are

We are at the heart of the Anglo-Belgian community in Great Britain and maintain close relationships with both the Belgian Embassy and the Belgian-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce (BLCC).

We date back to the early 20th Century and throughout our history have enjoyed the support of the Royal Families of both the United Kingdom and Belgium.

Our main objective is "to help maintain and develop on a personal level the friendship which has always existed between the British and Belgian peoples, to promote cultural and social relations between the two peoples and to commemorate the brotherhood in arms which arose in two World Wars".

We organise and promote a variety of social, cultural and sporting events at different venues for the benefit of our members and, on certain occasions, their guests. Have a look in our events section!

We are a non-political, non-profit organisation, with a national remit, based in London, and run by voluntary effort. The Society's events are conducted in English.

Whatever your personal reasons are for joining the Anglo-Belgian Society, you will have many opportunities to meet old friends and make new ones, to network in a cordial and international atmosphere, and to enjoy the cultural aspects of the Society's life, sometimes in unique settings eg. the House of Lords.
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First Tuesday Drinks
First Tuesday Drinks

what we do

  • Keynote events include the Anglo-Belgian Ball every other year alternating with a Spring or Summer party, a day in the Royal Enclosure at Ascot in June, an Annual Dinner to celebrate King's Day in the Autumn.
  • We also participate in two important events commemorating our common history: the Belgian Parade at the Cenotaph in July and the Kindling of the Torch at Westminster Abbey, in November.
  • We co-sponsor the "First Tuesday Drinks", an informal drinks reception held on a Tuesday every second month and in collaboration with the Belgian-Luxemburg Chamber of Commerce (See special section First Tuesday drinks).

Belgian ball


The Anglo-Belgian Society
15 Westmoreland Terrace
London SW1V 4AG

Honorary Secretary:
Jean-Christophe Maerten

If you experience problems with the registration of events or to join us as a new member, don't hesitate to mail us on secretary@anglobelgiansociety.com

Society Officers

President: The Rt Hon the Lord Astor of Hever PC DL
Chairman: Mrs Caroline Colvin OBE
Hon. Secretary:
Mr Jean-Christophe Maerten
Hon. Treasurer:
Mr Paul Cameron Taylor

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